The Latest: McAuliffe says he'll focus on Virginia politics

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he won't run for president in 2020 and will instead focus on helping Democrats win in the state.

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Latest on former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (all times local):

9:45 p.m.

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he wont run for president in 2020 and will instead focus on helping Democrats win in the state.

McAuliffe made the announcement Wednesday on CNN.

He flirted with a presidential run for months, popping up in early voting states late last year and campaigning with candidates in Iowa and New Hampshire.

He says he believes he can make the most difference at the state level but wouldnt answer questions about whether hed run again in Virginia.

7:05 p.m.

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe wont run for president in 2020.

Thats according to two people familiar with calls the Democratic former governor made Wednesday to his allies. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to avoid pre-empting McAuliffes announcement.

A representative for McAuliffe didnt immediately respond to a request for comment.

McAuliffe flirted with a presidential run for months, popping up in early voting states late last year and campaigning with candidates in Iowa and New Hampshire.

He is scheduled to appear on CNN on Wednesday night.