Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe joining CNN

This comes after he passed on a presidential bid

By Maddi Dempsey - Intern
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FILE - In this July 26, 2016 file photo, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe waves on stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

ROANOKE, Va. - Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will be joining CNN as a commentator after passing on a presidential bid.

McAuliffe, a prolific fundraiser and former head of the Democratic National Committee, announced his formalized role with the cable network Tuesday afternoon via Twitter. 

While his successor Gov. Ralph Northam, recovers from the blackface scandal, in 2019, McAuliffe insists on "devoting his time and resources to helping elect Democrats to the General Assembly",  instead of running in the 2020 elections.

Every seat in the state legislature is up for election this year, and Democrats are just a few seats away from gaining majorities in the House of Delegates and Senate.

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