Wagner said his 24 years in the General Assembly - nine in the House and 15 in the Senate - have prepared him to tackle the state's economic challenges. Gov. McAuliffe (D), recently announced that the state faces a $1.5 billion shortfall. ..McAuliffe, bag man for the Clinton's from N.J. had his eyes on Commerce Secty. in the Clinton administration. ..Trump diverted him to the hinder lands..