Veteran GOP Strategist Crosses Lines, Endorses Terry McAuliffe

GOP strategist Boyd Marcus backs Terry McAuliffe for the Virginia governor’s seat.

This comes as a surprise: Marcus ignores his party’s candidate, Ken Cuccinelli, to back the Democratic contender. This is not a first for Republicans, but it is a first for Marcus. He has opposed Cuccinelli in the past. Marcus served as an advisor to many of Cuccinelli’s political opponents.

Marcus will work as a paid advisor to the McAuliffe campaign.

About his endorsement, Marcus says, “I am enthusiastically supporting Terry McAuliffe for Governor because I believe he will work with both parties to advance an agenda that prioritizes economic growth. Virginia needs an experienced businessman who will put the practical needs of our people ahead of political ideology,” Marcus said in a statement. “I’ve never before supported any Democrat, but this election Terry is the clear choice for mainstream conservatives.”

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