Thursday, November 08, 2012

Warner out, McAuliffe in for Democratic gubernatorial candidate?

Democratic Senator Mark Warner said on Tuesday he would make a decision "by Thanksgiving" on whether he would run for Virginia Governor in 2013.

If today's email from Democrat Terry McAuliffe is any indication, it would appear that Warner is out and McAuliffe is in.

In his email, McAuliffe wrote:
I want to be straightforward with you: I plan on running for Governor of Virginia in 2013. 

Over the past four years, I’ve traveled to every corner of Virginia for over 2,400 meetings and events. It is absolutely clear to me that Virginians want their next Governor to focus on job creation and common sense fiscal responsibility instead of divisive partisan issues. If we want Virginia to be the best place for business, we need leaders who prioritize economic growth and move beyond the political issues that are designed to divide us.

2013 will be a new year, a new campaign, and a critical time to decide the future of the Commonwealth. Until then, I will be spending the holidays with my family, continuing my work in business, and listening to your ideas for Virginia’s future.
He ended by saying, "Please stay in touch, Terry." If Dems line up behind one candidate, they are ahead of the game since Republicans are heading into a contentious convention between Lt. Governor Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. The next six months should be interesting.

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