- The Washington Times - Monday, February 22, 2016

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe didn’t rule out Monday the possibility of becoming Hillary Clinton’s running mate, although he said he loves his current job.

“I have the greatest job in the United States — I am the governor of the commonwealth of Virginia,” Mr. McAuliffe told reporters at the White House, where he was attending meetings with the National Governors Association. “I’m just warming up.”

But Mr. McAuliffe, asked by another reporter if he was ruling out a bid for vice president, declined to answer the question.

The governor is a long-time ally of the former secretary of state and her husband, former President Bill Clinton. He was chairman of her 2008 presidential campaign.

Mr. McAuliffe’s colleague in the NGA, Republican Gov. Gary Herbert of Utah, pointed out that the Democrat is scheduled to take over the chairmanship of the NGA after Mr. Herbert leaves the post.

Referring to the Virginia governor becoming Mrs. Clinton’s running mate, Mr. Herbert said, “Why would you want to take a step backward?”

Mrs. Clinton is far from becoming the Democratic nominee for president, engaged in a tight battle with Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont for the nomination.

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