RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Longtime Republican political strategist Boyd Marcus is endorsing Democrat Terry McAuliffe for governor and will advise his campaign.
Marcus was an architect of Republican former Gov. Jim Gilmore's 1997 successful campaign. He also has advised the campaigns of U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Richmond.
Most recently, Marcus guided the aborted gubernatorial bid of Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, who has refused to rally behind the man who won the GOP nomination, Ken Cuccinelli.
Marcus tells The Associated Press he's endorsing McAuliffe because he sees him as the candidate willing to work with both parties to get things done.
The endorsement means that the Republican public affairs firm of Marcus and Allen will dissolve. His partner, Ray Allen, says he's buying Marcus's shares of their 20-year-old business.
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