RELATED: Black voters were a big reason McAuliffe won in Virginia / Nov. 6, 2013. As Gov. Terry McAuliffe gets gun shy about the many tributes, in statue form, of Confederates in Richmond, perhaps we should review who exactly put him in the Governor’s mansion in the first place. This is a key reason why it’s important to carefully evaluate the views of a candidate before voting. Taking down Confederate statues is easy. When push comes to shove on bigger issues where will the Governor’s head be?