Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

February 4, 2014

GOP operative paid $140K for McAuliffe consulting

RICHMOND, Va. — Campaign finance records show that a longtime GOP operative who Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently appointed to the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control board was paid $140,000 for consulting on McAuliffe’s campaign last year. 

Boyd Marcus shocked Virginia’s political class last year by endorsing McAuliffe. Last month, the governor appointed Marcus to a $130,000-a-year job as chairman of the state’s ABC board.

Many Republican lawmakers are angry at the appointment and have suggested it was a political payoff, which the governor denies.

Marcus’ consulting firm was paid $100,000 by a super PAC controlled by the Democratic Governors Association, according to Federal Election Commission records.

Marcus’ firm was also paid $40,000 directly by the McAuliffe campaign. The combined payments make Marcus one of the highest-paid campaign aides.

1
Text Only
Virginia State News
West Virginia State News
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Sister Newspapers' News