Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, Speaker of the House

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, is speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates

House of Delegates Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn of Fairfax County announced Monday she is endorsing Terry McAuliffe's candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2021.

In making the move, Filler-Corn, the first woman House speaker in Virginia history, chose McAuliffe over a fellow member of the House, Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy of Prince William County.  Other announced candidates for the Democratic nomination are state Sen. Jennifer McClellan of Richmond and current Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Fairfax County.

McAuliffe formally announced his campaign last week. He served as governor from 2014 to 2018, but Virginia governors are not allowed to run for re-election. 

In her endorsement, Filler-Corn touted McAuliffe's record and experience, as well as the education plan he unveiled last week. McAuliffe said he will champion initiatives to reimagine the state's K-12 education system by increasing teacher pay and addressing inequities in the system. 

 Other legislators who have endorsed McAuliffe include Black caucus members Senate President Pro-Tempore L. Louise Lucas, House Majority Leader Charniele Herring of Alexandria, House Education Committee Chair Delegate Roslyn Tyler, and House Transportation Committee Chair Delores McQuinn.  

“I have known Terry McAuliffe for decades and have seen up close his determination to push our commonwealth forward. I was incredibly thankful he joined us at 140 events across the commonwealth last year as we flipped the House of Delegates and were able to pass the most progressive laws in Virginia’s history tackling racial, health, and education disparities,” Filler-Corn said. “As Terry has shown already in this campaign, he will bring that bold vision to the Governor’s Office once again to ensure our kids have an equitable, world-class education.”

 McAuliffe praised Filler-Corn's leadership and thanked her for supporting his campaign.  “Right now, we have the chance to go big and bold on education thanks to our Democratic majority," he added. 

McAuliffe's education plan will include a new $2 billion annual investment in education to raise teacher pay above the national average for the first time in Virginia’s history, expand preschool to every 3- and 4-year-old child in need and get every Virginia student online.  

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(16) comments

Diego

Well...At least McA hasn’t been pictured in black face or wearing a white pointy hat and sheet. He could hire Bill Clinton to head up the State Police. Hillary and Chelsea could fit in somewhere on his cabinet.

PWC resident since '69

Only reason Terry jumped is is because Justin the Rapist can’t win he is damaged goods, Foy is too inexperienced and everyone is so left no one wants them

Rebel

Ahh miss filler corn wants to fill her her corn pockets with some of that dem money! And what about Terry mcawful? Wonder if he’s looking for another Charlottesville? Get out the popcorn kids and watch for the Oregon east movie - higher taxes, autonomous zones and of course more murders, looting and vandalism!

Citizen52

Of course, she does. She knows where the power and money are and will need it to further her career. There are a couple of other candidates I’d like to see given a chance. Ms. Foy, for example.

Brad

Virginia has been going downhill rapidly since democrats took control. You get what you vote for. It's time to stop the nonsense.

fake_journalist

McAuliffe is totally under the control of his Chi-Com masters and will receive massive campaign cash from the Communist Party of China so after he is elected he can continue to sell out the commonwealth to them.

Hawkeye10

Your more real than most mainstream Journalists.....If Trump continues as President, I think you should consider changing your username!

[beam]

Brad.

Living up to your name I see with yet another round of fake crapola.

Pershing 1a

Retreads! That's all We the People get first candidates. McAuliffe is a another professional politician that the Commonwealth does not need. We Ned candidates that truly care about the job and do but honorably.

Hawkeye10

"We Ned candidates that truly care about the job and do but honorably."

Oh so you mean gentlemen such as, Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson? Oh wait, im looking here in my public issued history book here, these governors never existed! Their statues arent living history, they're in someones basement collecting dust to be auctioned off to the highest bidder!

No wonder why Sleepy Joe stayed in his basement, he was the Gatekeeper of all of these statues!

[tongue]

Bigfoot

So who will be the first to yell racism with her choosing a white man over the several black candidates? Waiting for it. (Not that I think McAuliffe is anywhere near a good candidate)

Hawkeye10

How else are you supposed to ruin the Commonwealth of Virginia by not sticking together in Woke times?

The NOVA bubble is alive and well the long-term incestuous and insidious relationships of politicians and lobbyists, most notably but not completely on the left, is alive and well. Voter turnout for Donald J. Trump was the most notably alive and well. (Dont mention that to Detroiters, Californians who are losing their livelihoods, the Pacific Northwest,Virginians, Pennsylvanians, hell New Jerseyians, Georgians, Wisconsins, Coloradians....) Youll get a life sentence for it, if ya do!

However! Tyranny prevailed because when you sell your soul you also lose your soul, and unfortunately Hidin' Lyin' Dyin' Biden sold his miserably, along with his cronies and pathetic excuse for a cabinet. This guy is not a President, hes a Patient for crying out loud. Totally controlled and manipulated, and could care less about the United States of America. Ask his sons and daughters if you dont believe me...The Big Guy (only feels big in the presence of Under Age 18) is a corrupt cold scared human being, just like the rest of the people hes surrounded by.

Sic Semper Tyrannis...

Iwouldntgiveabean

Yeah! Can't wait to see which Cabinet members get indicted or resign!

But how do you feel about Trump threatening to veto the NDAA over Section 230 and renaming of military bases? Kinda petty.

Hawkeye10

I feel great not being a war-monger,

thats not the only reason why he Will veto it.

Im going to feel even better when he throws it backs in these fools faces and pardons Edward Snowden and Julian Assange for Christmas!

Sic Semper Tyrannis

Hawkeye10

Why would they be indicted?

They follow Rules for Radicals to a T, thats why they are there to begin with. This is why the country is divided. Do you like division?

Get off the Starbucks and drink a coffee that will wake you up once and for all, not manipulate your mind.

Hawkeye10

"Yeah! Can't wait to see which Cabinet members get indicted or resign!"

You say this because you know the incest is so rampid that, that would never occur. You know that under this psychotic corporatist administration who has no business being elected into office is in fact not the peoples house at all.

What position were you promised before the election?

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