Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffeTerry McAuliffeJill Biden adds to communications team in lead-up to midterm elections The Memo: Is Trump the GOP's future or in rearview mirror? The Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems barrel towards voting rights vote with no outcome MORE (D) announced Tuesday that he will be joining CNN as a contributor starting Wednesday night after forgoing a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.
"Super excited to be joining @CNN as a commentator," he wrote. "Start tomorrow night - talking politics and the economy. Will be MUST WATCH TV. Game on!"
McAuliffe also promoted an opinion piece he wrote for the network offering advice for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.
Super excited to be joining @CNN as a commentator. Start tomorrow night - talking politics and the economy. Will be MUST WATCH TV. Game on!— Terry McAuliffe (@TerryMcAuliffe) June 18, 2019
My message to 2020 Dem POTUS candidates —> ignore the DC insider noise & tell American families what you will do make their lives better. Check out my Op-Ed. Will be talking more on this as @CNN commentator. https://t.co/6oKf6ChbJU— Terry McAuliffe (@TerryMcAuliffe) June 18, 2019
McAuliffe said in April that he would not run for president in 2020, saying he would instead focus his efforts on helping the Democratic Party win the majority in the state House and Senate.
"We have the opportunity to pick up both the House and Senate. I invested a lot in [Virginia] and I love that state. We’ve got to win the House and the Senate in that state,” he said at the time.
McAuliffe said the state's elections later this year will have an outsize impact, as lawmakers are set to redraw Virginia's congressional districts.