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 why?

Kevin Raymond November 19, 2012 at 03:35 PM
YES....there is much to be fixed in the Commonwealth and Mark Warner is best positioned to carry these out - fixing roads and finances..........and maybe eventhe Constitution........


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