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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:50 PM

Sen. Mark Warner passes on 2013 governor bid

Source: The Virginian-Pilot

After months of speculation, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner today announced he won't seek another term as governor, meaning whatever his political future holds is likely be oriented around Washington rather than the State Capitol.

"I loved being governor, but I have a different job now -- and it's here in the United States Senate," Warner said in a statement about his decision.

"At times, it's been frustrating, but I believe this work is important for Virginia and for our country, and I intend to see it through," he added.

Warner's decision effectively makes Northern Virginia businessman Terry McAuliffe the likely Democratic frontrunner for the 2013 gubernatorial nomination.

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Read more: http://hamptonroads.com/2012/11/sen-mark-warner-passes-2013-governor-bid

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Reply Sen. Mark Warner passes on 2013 governor bid (Original post)
highplainsdem Nov 2012 OP
peacebird Nov 2012 #1
Blue_Tires Nov 2012 #11
peacebird Nov 2012 #15
fightthegoodfightnow Nov 2012 #2
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #3
fightthegoodfightnow Nov 2012 #8
LynneSin Nov 2012 #4
fightthegoodfightnow Nov 2012 #7
LynneSin Nov 2012 #10
Hippo_Tron Nov 2012 #14
LynneSin Nov 2012 #20
peacebird Nov 2012 #16
fightthegoodfightnow Nov 2012 #17
underpants Nov 2012 #18
WCLinolVir Nov 2012 #21
williesgirl Nov 2012 #5
highplainsdem Nov 2012 #6
fightthegoodfightnow Nov 2012 #9
yurbud Nov 2012 #12
blueclown Nov 2012 #13
muddrunner17 Nov 2012 #19
WCLinolVir Nov 2012 #22

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:54 PM

1. Good grief, surely we can get a better candidate than slimy-usedcar-salesman McAuliffe....

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Response to peacebird (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:24 PM

11. The party bigwigs in the state made their message clear from '09:

"Support our boy McAuliffe in the primary, or else we're taking our ball and going home...And we don't care if the Dem nominee gets left up shit creek..."

Because Creigh Deeds was hung.out.to.dry.even though our outgoing governor was the fucking head of the DNC

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:01 PM

15. We love Creigh, and Perrielo

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:54 PM

2. WOW- Incredibly Disappointing- Huge Vacuum

Tell me the Coomonwealth is not left with GOP candidate Ken Cuccinelli.

Mark- PLEASE reconsider. We NEED you!


EDIT
Unless you are running for President!

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Response to fightthegoodfightnow (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:01 PM

3. We need him in the Senate too

We have enough tough seats to defend in 2014.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:30 PM

8. True

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Response to fightthegoodfightnow (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:03 PM

4. If he won, Bob McDonnell would be picking his replacement aka George Allen

I suspect this might also be the reason why Bob Casey won't run against Tom Corbett.

Before a US Senator who becomes Governor-elect can actually be governor he has to resign.

That means the senate seat would become open BEFORE the old governor is replaced with the new Governor.

And I suspect Teabaggers like Corbett or McDonnell would not be so considerate to replace the senate seat with someone from the party of the senator vacating the seat.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:29 PM

7. Good Points

Last edited Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:01 PM - Edit history (1)

Still......Virginia's Democratic Party needs to solidify BLUE and recapture the Governor's House.

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Response to fightthegoodfightnow (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:00 PM

10. I know it's a shame because I think both Warner and Casey would win easily

and yet they don't want to make the senate any worse than what it is.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:54 PM

14. I'm pretty sure they can resign upon their swearing in as Governor

The problem is that it looks shitty for them to do that, because of they let the old Governor make the appointment, the new Senator would have an edge in seniority.

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Response to Hippo_Tron (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:11 PM

20. Edge in senority means nothing when you're giving the seat away to the other party

just saying!

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Response to fightthegoodfightnow (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:02 PM

16. Creigh Deeds, Periello ... Both are hands down better Dems than Warner

He is a corporatist shill.

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Response to peacebird (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:46 PM

17. What issues is he worse on?

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Response to fightthegoodfightnow (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:03 PM

18. He (and Kerry) need to stay in the Senate IMHO

I know that Mark wanted to be Gov again and correct a lot of things but he was going to get NO cooperation from the rabid Republicans.

It smells like a Presidential run prep - but he needs to stay in the Senate to keep our 55 vote voting block.

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Response to fightthegoodfightnow (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:59 AM

21. Douccinelli can not win with a decent GOTV.

But we here in Virginia are going to have to work for it. One thing I was struck by, doing canvassing for O, is how many people did not know who they were voting for senator, or seem to understand the importance of this vote. We need an O ground game here for this race as well, and a way to drive home the message that this race impacts everyone in Virginia, and they have a stake in it. Tie it into the national level with O. Think nationally, act locally. Voter reform would be a good issue.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:03 PM

5. and with McAuliffe, we're sure to lose. Why can't our Dem Party wake up and realize

this man will NEVER be elected Governor in VA and stop trying. They are insuring a Cuccinelli win and God help us Virginians when that happens. I was praying Warner would run. He'd win in a landslide. Fuck!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:25 PM

6. WaPo poll from September - McAuliffe far behind Warner, but so are the most likely GOP

candidates:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/the-washington-post-poll/2012/09/21/44a2261e-0442-11e2-8102-ebee9c66e190_graphic.html

If the percentage of voters who said they'd definitely vote for McAulifee and those who "would consider" him are combined, he was 4% behind Cuccinelli and 8% behind Bolling.

But he has lots of room for improvement, since 32% of voters had "no opinion" of McAuliffe then (compared to 15% and 22% for Cuccinelli and Bolling).

28% said they definitely would NOT vote for McAuliffe, but there he has an advantage over the Republicans (a slight, 2%, advantage over Bolling, and a 13% advantage over Cuccinelli).

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:56 PM

9. ANYONE

....but Cuccinelli.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:29 PM

12. good riddance to DLC rubbish. He will probably still end up in DC

as a lobbyist.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:35 PM

13. Stay in the senate, Mark.

We can't afford to lose this seat.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:57 PM

19. I, for one, hope Perriello runs.

Having repubs control both houses and the exec mansion is getting depressing.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:02 AM

22. I am hoping for someone else as well.

I may have to make lemonade unless someone else can be persuaded to enter the fray.

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