In a stark demonstration of how fast political fortunes can change, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe flaunted a campaign endorsement from current Gov. Ralph Northam, who McAuliffe previously called on to resign following a blackface and KKK yearbook photo scandal.
McAuliffe, the former governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018, is seeking a second term in this year’s off-year 2021 gubernatorial election. The Virginia Constitution prevents governors from holding consecutive terms. Northam, who was lieutenant governor under McAuliffe, succeeded him in the office.
Following news of Northam’s endorsement on Thursday, McAuliffe said in a tweet that he was “honored to have his support.”