From the Daily Press we learn that AG Bob McDonnell is about to embark on his run for governor. This is an election that should be exciting to watch and participate in. McDonnell is a true conservative who should really bring the grassroots organizations out in a way we haven’t seen in years.
All three of his potential opponents are true, blue liberals in every sense of the word.
RICHMOND, Va. – Bob McDonnell is wrapping up his tenure as attorney general.
On Friday, the Republican leaves the office he won by only 323 votes out of nearly 2 million cast in 2005 to begin a race for governor.
His chief deputy, former state Sen. Bill Mims, steps in to fill out McDonnell’s term pending what is expected to be easy legislative confirmation. Mims is not running for a full term.
McDonnell has no challenger for the Republican nomination. That leaves him free to raise money while three Democrats–Creigh (Cree) Deeds, Terry McAuliffe and Brian Moran–battle through a June primary.
Besides the governor, Virginians this year elect a lieutenant governor, a new attorney general and all 100 seats in the House of Delegates.