McAuliffe signs on as CNN commentator after forgoing 2020 bid

McAuliffe signs on as CNN commentator after forgoing 2020 bid
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Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (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. 

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.

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"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.