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McAuliffe: Bipartisan outreach during transition

Wednesday - 12/4/2013, 2:49pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe says he is reaching out to former governors of both parties as he prepares to take office next month.

McAuliffe said Wednesday that he has spoken to former Democratic governors Mark Warner and Tim Kaine and former Republican governor Jim Gilmore in recent days to pick their brains about the office.

He said he is in daily contact with current Gov. Bob McDonnell, and he praised McDonnell for going out of his way to aid in the transition.

McAuliffe also said he expects Medicaid expansion to be a big issue in the upcoming legislative session and he is looking for ways to bring skeptics on board.

McAuliffe was the featured speaker at the annual AP Day at the Capital event, held at the Richmond-Times Dispatch offices.

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