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At least 18 dead in winter storm across U.S. South, Northeast

At least 18 dead in winter storm across U.S. South, Northeast

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A storm blamed for at least 18 deaths in the United States, most of them in the South, dumped a foot of snow in the Northeast, officials said Thursday.

Virginia shelves electric chair bill

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The Virginia state Senate has opted to shelve a bill that would have reinstated the electric chair as the state's primary means for executing death row inmates.
Terry McAuliffe inaugurated as governor of Virginia

Terry McAuliffe inaugurated as governor of Virginia

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Terry McAuliffe urged Republicans to work with him Saturday as he was inaugurated as Virginia governor in the midst of a downpour.

Standing strong for America in 2014

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy is gaining strength but the Obamacare train wreck, festering problems in far away China and uncertain leadership at the Federal Reserve could derail the recovery.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Report: U.S. is close to indicting Va. Gov. McDonnell, wife

Report: U.S. is close to indicting Va. Gov. McDonnell, wife

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Prosecutors have told Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell he and his wife will be charged in a scandal involving gifts from a supporter, the Washington Post reported.

Republican Obenshain concedes Va. AG race

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- GOP nominee Mark Obenshain conceded defeat Wednesday in Virginia's attorney general's race, handing Democrats their first sweep of statewide offices since 1969.

Virginia same-sex married couples must file separate state tax returns

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Virginia will not conform to IRS rules for same-sex married couples, requiring them to file their state income tax returns as single individuals.

Va. state senator stabbed, son shot and killed

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds was stabbed and his 24-year-old son was shot and killed in an assault at Deeds' home near Charlottesville, Va., police said.

Democrats see Virginia vote as sign of Tea Party fading

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- A leader of the Democratic Party said last week's election in Virginia showed that U.S. voters were focused on the economy rather than Tea Party politics.
Christie coasts to win; McAuliffe squeaks by

Christie coasts to win; McAuliffe squeaks by

ASBURY PARK, N.J., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Republican Gov. Chris Christie easily won re-election in New Jersey and Democrat Terry McAuliffe narrowly defeated Virginia's conservative attorney general.
Terry McAuliffe wins close race for Virginia governor

Terry McAuliffe wins close race for Virginia governor

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe won a narrow victory Tuesday over state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for governor of Virginia.
Va., N.J. governor races among U.S. contests

Va., N.J. governor races among U.S. contests

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Virginia and New Jersey governors races are among Tuesday's coast-to-coast elections that also include a Colorado proposition to tax recreational marijuana.
Obama stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia

Obama stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- President Obama campaigned for Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe Sunday in Arlington.
Politics 2013: Two states, two candidates, two philosophies

Politics 2013: Two states, two candidates, two philosophies

Come Tuesday, two men representing the more moderate and more conservative elements of the Republican Party stand for election as their state's gubernatorial races.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Democrats' racy posters targeted Virginia GOP gubernatorial nominee

Democrats' racy posters targeted Virginia GOP gubernatorial nominee

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The Democratic Party of Virginia said it will take down racy posters on the Republican nominee for governor's efforts to repeal the state's anti-sodomy law.
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Terence Richard "Terry" McAuliffe (born February 9, 1957) is a longtime fundraiser and political operative for the Democratic Party. He served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee (February 2001-February 2005). He also served as chairman of the 2008 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. He is currently a Democratic candidate for the 2009 gubernatorial election in Virginia.

McAuliffe grew up in Syracuse, New York and graduated from Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School in 1975. His father was treasurer of the local Democratic organization. He started his first business, McAuliffe Driveway Maintenance, at the age of 14. In 1979, he received a bachelors degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. After graduation, McAuliffe took a job in the 1980 presidential reelection campaign of Jimmy Carter, and at the age of 22 became the national finance director. It was during this campaign that McAuliffe wrestled an eight-foot, 260-pound alligator for a $15,000 contribution. After the campaign, McAuliffe enrolled in law school at Georgetown University. He received a Juris Doctor degree in 1984. McAuliffe then served as Chairman of the Federal City National Bank by the age of 30.

He has five children with wife Dorothy: Dori, Jack, Mary, Sally, and Peter.

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