Thursday, September 13, 2007

Warner Announces for Senate

Former Virginia governor Mark Warner (D) has announced he will run for the seat vacated by retiring Sen. John Warner (R) (no relation). Warner was a very popular governor, who many thought would make a White House run in 2008. In Virginia, Warner was able to connect with the commonwealth's more southern, traditionally conservative voters. So he'll be a very formidible candidate.

The seat has been in Republican hands for 30 years, but Mark Warner has an excellent shot at claiming it for Dems. Along with Governor Tim Kaine and Sen. Jim Webb, the once bright- red state of Virginia would have two Democratic Senators, and a Democratic Governor.

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