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Former Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Says He's Not Ruling Out 2020 Campaign

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    RICHMOND, VA - AUGUST 18: Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe delivers remarks during the funeral for Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates at Saint Paul's Baptist Church August 18, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. Bates and Lieutenant Pilot Jay Cullen were killed when their Bell 407 helicopter crashed into a wooded area while they were monitoring the civil unrest during the white supremacy 'Unite the Right' rally August 12 in Charlottesville, VA. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he's not ruling out a 2020 Democratic campaign for president as he campaigns in Iowa for candidates running in the November midterm elections. 

    In an Associated Press interview Tuesday, McAuliffe says he'll decide by late this year or early next year whether to seek the presidential nomination. Iowa's precinct caucuses launch the presidential primary sequence. 

    McAuliffe was in Iowa for a public event for the Iowa Democratic Party promoting voter outreach ahead of the Nov. 6 elections. He also was meeting privately with Iowa Democrats ahead of the evening event in Des Moines. 

    McAuliffe, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, served as Virginia governor from 2014 until this year and touts the state's Democratic shift during his term.

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