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Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) gives a thumbs up to the crowd on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016, in Philadelphia. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) gives a thumbs up to the crowd on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016, in Philadelphia. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Virginia is one of only two states that have gubernatorial elections this year — New Jersey is the other. In Virginia, governors can’t serve consecutive terms, so there’s never an incumbent running for re-election.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato), director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, about how this limit affects the governorship in Virginia. Also, how it might work nationally to have presidents limited to just one four-year term.

This segment aired on May 3, 2017.

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