McAuliffe may be considering Virginia’s 2021 governor race (Prince William Times)

Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington, said the former governor would be the apparent front-runner if he entered the 2021 race, a contest that has seen a lot of interest from potential candidates.

“The bigger the field the better his prospects,” Farnsworth said. “If his critics have several choices they will go in different directions.”

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