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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:45 PM

Sen. Mark Warner Opts Against 2013 Gubernatorial Run In Virginia

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner (D) on Tuesday announced that he will not run for his old job as governor of the Commonwealth in 2013, The Virginian-Pilot reports. The decision keeps Warner in the Senate, where he has served since 2009. He was governor of Virginia from 2002 until 2006.

"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. "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."


http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/sen-mark-warner-opts-against-2013-gubernatorial-run

This is good news...if Warner runs for re-election it will be MUCH easier to hold that seat in 2014.

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Reply Sen. Mark Warner Opts Against 2013 Gubernatorial Run In Virginia (Original post)
democrattotheend Nov 2012 OP
peacebird Nov 2012 #1
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #2
RichGirl Nov 2012 #11
Dubster Nov 2012 #3
dtotire Nov 2012 #16
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #4
11 Bravo Nov 2012 #5
tabbycat31 Nov 2012 #6
politicaljunkie41910 Nov 2012 #8
tabbycat31 Nov 2012 #9
TroyD Nov 2012 #7
bigwillq Nov 2012 #10
Robbins Nov 2012 #12
FSogol Nov 2012 #13
WI_DEM Nov 2012 #15
WI_DEM Nov 2012 #14
Arkana Nov 2012 #17

Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:46 PM

1. Place bets he wants to run for prez in '16

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Response to peacebird (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:47 PM

2. Maybe. But for now, I am glad he is staying in the Senate.

We have enough seats to defend in 2014.

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Response to peacebird (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:21 PM

11. My money is on him running for president.

Unlike Romney, he's a self-made millionaire. Unlike Romney, he was a great governor. During his term Virginia was rated as the best run state in the country. He's good at governing and business. A bit too centrist for my taste, but people change. I mean him...not me...ha!

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:50 PM

3. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Dubster (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:12 PM

16. His college G.P.A. was 4.0

Probably pretty smart. He would be a pretty good Senator.

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:54 PM

4. Okay but Dems need a good candidate. Cuccinelli will likely be the Pub and he is a fascist.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:46 PM

5. Bill Bolling (Lt. Gov.) will fight it out with the Cooch in a primary.

They're both complete fucking whack-jobs, but Cuccinelli is genuinely dangerous.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:50 PM

6. Terry McAuliffe declared right after the election

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Response to tabbycat31 (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:22 PM

8. Terry McAuliffe has always reminded me of a used car salesman. Can't we find anyone else?

I have never trusted him.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:18 PM

9. I think he's been wanting it for the last 4 years

I'm fairly new in the realm of Virginia politics (I was a congressional field director in VA and I'm not opposed to heading back there to work next year's race), but I liked Terry when I met him.

The guy personally told me I can sleep when I'm dead.

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:12 PM

7. Makes sense

He just got elected to the Senate in 2008. Why would he want to leave the Senate and run as Governor? He might as well stay where he is and get re-elected in 2014. He has a good approval ratings where he is and is doing a good job.

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:19 PM

10. Good decision (nt)

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:58 PM

12. Well

There was speculation that he wanted to run for nomination In 2016 as sitting Governor of Virginia.He can still run for president
since he should be reelected easily In 2014.

The problem for Warner or another possable Virginia 2016 presidential contender Tim Kaine Is can they appeal to Liberal primary
voters.Warner Is viewed as centist.Granted Warner has largely voted for the Obama agenda.If the 2016 primarys on our side Is to
pick the best Heir to Obama voting for Obama agenda In senate helps.Of course Warner and others have the 2 800 pound gorrilas
everyone Is waiting to see If they run Hillary and Biden.

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:52 AM

13. Governor Jim Webb, anyone?

Mr. President, please make the call....

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Response to FSogol (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:19 AM

15. I don't think Obama needs to call him

if Webb wants to run he will. He's a pretty bright guy and can figure it out on his own. But I do agree, he would be a good candidate, much better than Terry McAuliffe.

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:18 AM

14. Terry McAuliffe, I don't see having any real political base in VA

He grew up in NY, has never held an elective office in VA. I just don't see him winning.

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:31 PM

17. Hey Virginians--why on earth don't you allow consecutive terms for the governorship?

Seems to me to be a double-edged sword--sure, you get rid of jagoffs like Gilmore, but you also lose the guys like Warner and Kaine who actually did half-decent jobs.

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