Normally I wouldn't find a local market television reporter joining a gubernatorial campaign worth a post on a national blog like NewsBusters, but in this case the candidate is a very well-known national figure: Terry McAuliffe, the former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee who also chaired Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign last year and is a long-time Friend of Bill.
Dave Hughes reported Monday, on his DCRTV blog, that Allyson Wilson, a reporter and sometime anchor on Washington, DC's Fox-owned WTTG-TV/DT, “is leaving to join Democrat Terry McAuliffe's campaign for governor of Virginia. She'll be his deputy press secretary. Wilson is a native Washingtonian and a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.”
McAuliffe is one of three Democrats vying to win the June 9 Democratic primary to face Republican Bob McDonnell (a former state Attorney General) in November. Virginia's gubernatorial elections are in odd years every four years and governors cannot run for re-election, so current Governor Tim Kaine, who is now also running the DNC, will not be on the ballot.