Politics Terry McAuliffe brings back 'cringe' dance moves at Virginia rally with Biden
Terry McAuliffe, Virginia's Democratic candidate for governor, distances his fortunes from Biden's agenda
In Washington, Democrats believe that if they can pass an infrastructure bill before Oct. 31, it will help Terry McAuliffe win his second term as Virginia’s governor just two days later — and if they do not, he might be doomed. But at a campaign stop in Northern Virginia on Tuesday, McAuliffe said he didn’t think voters in the commonwealth cared that much about the goings-on in Congress. “What I’m hearing around Virginia is not what’s going on in Washington, D.C., at all.
Terry McAuliffe brought back his dance moves Wednesday night at a rally one week before Virginia voters decide whether to reelect him as governor of the state.
Standing next to President Joe Biden and others on stage in Arlington, McAuliffe could be seen doing a little jig while Ben Rector's Drive played in a clip that went viral and prompted lots of mockery from Republicans.
"Cringe, part ∞," Jake Schneider of the Republican National Committee said in the tweet that captured the dance.
"The Terry McAuliffe dance truly took on a life of its own tonight," added former Trump White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
McAuliffe's backslapping political brand put to test in 2021
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe is a blur of handshakes, hugs, backslaps and smiles as he glides through the friendly crowd at Gethsemane Baptist Church seeking help from above. For the former Virginia governor running again for his old job, it's not necessarily God's grace he's after at this moment. He's seeking assistance from another higher power a few hours north in Washington, where McAuliffe's longtime friends in Congress are struggling to pass an infrastructure package that could help millions of Virginia residents — and his own campaign. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Oct.
"I’m the worst dancer ever, which is why I don’t dance in public," Meghan McCain tweeted. "Terry McAuliffe too should stop dancing in public."
Within a couple hours, the video was approaching half a million views.
Earlier this year, in June, McAuliffe made waves on social media when he wasduring a campaign event ahead of his state’s Democratic primary election.
In a playful response to the reactions he was getting, McAuliffe shared a video of his own. "I heard folks wanted more dancing videos!" he said.
McAuliffe is facing off against Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin in the Nov. 2 election next week. Polls indicated it will be a close race.
The Virginia governor's race is shaping up as a test of the state's Democratic strength and Biden
A GOP candidate who is uniting the business class and pro-Trump voters, along with Biden's sagging poll numbers, have put the leans-blue state in play.ormer Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe once wrestled a 280-pound alligator to secure a $15,000 campaign donation for President Jimmy Carter's 1980 reelection campaign. In 2009, the former Democratic National Committee Chairman ran unsuccessfully for his party's gubernatorial nomination, but came back to win the nomination - and the governorship - four years later.
McAuliffe is a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee who first served as governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018. Governors in the state are barred from serving two consecutive terms.
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Youngkin wins Virginia governor's race, jolting Democrats .
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Glenn Youngkin won the Virginia governor's race early Wednesday, tapping into culture war fights over schools and race to unite former President Donald Trump's most fervent supporters with enough suburban voters to become the first Republican to win statewide office here in 12 years. RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Glenn Youngkin won the Virginia governor's race early Wednesday, tapping into culture war fights over schools and race to unite former President Donald Trump's most fervent supporters with enough suburban voters to become the first Republican to win statewide office here in 12 years.