June 1st, 2009
05:00 PM ET
14 years ago

Carville weighs in for McAuliffe in Virginia race

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/05/18/art.maccaullife.gi.jpg caption="Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor's race."]

WASHINGTON (CNN) - James Carville is offering some last minute help to his longtime friend Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor's race.

With just over a week until the Democratic primary, Bill Clinton's former strategist sent out a fundraising e-mail on Monday on behalf of Bill Clinton's former money man, telling supporters that McAuliffe is "the strongest possible nominee" out of the three Democrats seeking the nomination. Creigh Deeds and Brian Moran are also on the Democratic ballot.

The winner of next Tuesday's vote will face Republican Bob McDonnell, and both candidates will see a flood of national money as both parties seek to put their stamp on the newly-christened swing state.

"Republicans are desperate to end their losing streak, and they're bettin' the farm on the Old Dominion," Carville wrote in the e-mail. Carville noted that he knows "thing or two about electing Democrats in Southern states."

Carville also promised that McAuliffe, who has 14 offices throughout Virginia and more paid staffers than any of his rivals, "will have the biggest, baddest Get-Out-the-Vote operation a Virginia governor's race has ever seen."

Clinton himself has campaigned several times for McAuliffe across the commonwealth.

Filed under: Terry McAuliffe
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. DaBird

    Carville is just keeping the corruption going!

    June 1, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  2. GuyInVA

    Well gosh dang it! Button my britches and call me cornbread, I was afraid this inbred moron might not have anything to say.

    June 1, 2009 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  3. Obama - NOPE

    A Carville endorsement is not exactly the kiss of death, but it certainly can't help.

    June 1, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  4. Concerned Tarheel

    Terry McAuliffe is a tool. Virginia (North Carolina's Canada) should think twice before nominating him.

    June 1, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  5. TCM

    yo...boyeeeee.....Get-out-the-vote....gee, who came up with that slogan? Some innercity "ACORNer," who can't use proper english?

    Typical of the liberal party of D'oh......already claiming what offices they have, have many boots on the street....but never mentioning what they'd do to help the community.

    June 1, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  6. Perusing-through

    Go Terry, Go!!!
    Thank you James for your support!

    June 1, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  7. Tate

    Please dems spend a ton of money in Va. We will never elect that snack oil salesman. You win every 20 years, and that has passed. Kaine and Warner have bankrupt the state. We have to listen to the little bald lying weasel Kaine every weak.

    June 1, 2009 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  8. Mary Kay

    I live in Va and am voting for Moran. I can't, for the life of me, figure out why Mc wants the job or would be good in the position. Deeds is a close second for me. It's not that Mc's a bad person – I just don't think he's well suited for the job.

    June 1, 2009 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  9. Jayden,FL

    I hope McAuliffe wins!

    June 1, 2009 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  10. lester

    you have to many faces terry those african american voters in virginia see right through your fake ass campaigning. they know you are trying to set up hillary but the clintons are finished and so aint you.{disgruntled democrat

    June 1, 2009 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  11. lester

    i advise you all to watch this guy he is bad news

    June 1, 2009 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  12. Willy Brown

    Carville is a slim ball like Terry

    June 1, 2009 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  13. Georgia

    Virginia, please say No TO McAULIFFE !!!!!!!

    June 1, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |