The 2017 election just got more interesting.
Democrats are wounded, and their presumed gubernatorial candidate suffers at the hand of current governor Terry McAuliffe.
Several other Dems were already imagining the Republican attack ads in 2017 against Mark Herring, how "this is a guy who is SO far left that even Hillary Clinton's pal, liberal Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe, couldn't take it anymore and had to intervene." Ugh.
So much for Democratic hopes for an easy transition to another Democratic governor.