Speak Out: Should Mark Warner Run for Governor Again?

Senator tells Associated Press he'll announce decision before Thanksgiving.

Sen. Mark Warner plans to announce before Thanksgiving whether he'll run for governor again, according to the Associated Press.

The former governor, a Democrat, served as the Commonwealth's chief executive from 2002 to 2006. Virginia is the only state in the country where a governor cannot succeed himself.

Former DNC chair Terry McAuliffe has already thrown his hat in the ring and will face Republicans Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

If Warner walks away from another run for governor, he'll be teaming up in the Senate with the state's soon to be junior senator, Senator-elect Tim Kaine, who served as Warner's lieutenant governor and is himself a former governor of Virginia.

In a poll conducted Nov. 8-12 by Quinnipiac University, Warner "would begin the campaign as the overwhelming favorite," the pollsters said. Warner tops Bolling 53 - 33 percent and beats Cuccinelli 52 - 34 percent, the survey finds. Complete results of the survey are here.

What do you think? Should Warner make another run for governor, and if so why?

Karen Goff November 29, 2012 at 01:58 AM
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joe brewer November 29, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Mitt Romney will be offered Hilary Clintons job as Secretary of State today at a lucheon at the White House today.
Doug Samuelson November 29, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Wanna bet?
Doug Samuelson November 29, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Mitt would be a better choice for Treasury. The campaign showed that foreign policy is not his strong suit, and that his approach to it differs sharply from Obama's.
joe brewer November 29, 2012 at 03:49 PM
no thanks i ran threw my annual gambling money of $20.00 on the power ball jackpot yesterday. tongue in cheek was my post.


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