Former Va. governor McAuliffe reports his car stolen in DC
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Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) says his car was stolen in Washington, D.C., on Monday, though police returned it to him "immediately."

The former Democratic National Committee chairman thanked Washington's Metropolitan Police Department for "a job well done."

A police report said that authorities found the Ford Expedition parked an unoccupied on K Street NW, more than a half-mile from where it was originally parked on Sixth Street NW.

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A spokesman for McAuliffe told The Washington Post that the former governor had been going to a party linked to his book “Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism.”

The spokesman said that whoever had taken the car “didn’t think to grab a few copies.”

—Updated at 10:41 a.m.