McAuliffe ABC choice in jeopardy

Gov. McAuliffe

Gov. McAuliffe

(AP) Longtime Republican operative Boyd Marcus’ appointment to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board likely won’t last much longer.  A House panel voted Wednesday to reject Marcus’ appointment to the $130,000-a-year job, widely viewed as a plum political appointment. Republican lawmakers view Marcus as a party traitor after he shocked the Virginia political establishment last year and endorsed Democrat Terry McAuliffe over his Republican rival.  Records show Marcus was paid $140,000 to consult for the McAuliffe campaign. Marcus argued Wednesday that he’s qualified for the position. House Democrats said the General Assembly should give the governor wide latitude in making appointments. 

 

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