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  •  What about Tom Perriello? (0+ / 0-)

    Despite his loss in 2010, he really impressed me (and that was before I moved to VA)

    •  Perriello is fantastic (1+ / 0-)
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      Probably one of the most brilliant and instinctive young progressives out there, and a total workhorse.

      He's currently the head of Center for American Progress Action Fund, which might possibly put him in too much of a liberal box for a statewide race in VA.  I'm guessing he had to know that before he took the job, so that might be an indication he's tacking away of running office.  I'm torn; as good as it would be to have people like him in office, he might contribute even more on the outside as a movement-builder.

    •  Tom is not interested (1+ / 0-)
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      it works like this as far as I can tell

      if Obama loses or the Dems lose the Senate, Mark Warner will decide to run for Governor and win, he will not be challenged in the primary, and because he is running Terry will have to decide if he wants to move down and run for LG which if he does would bump Aneesh Chopra out of the race.

      If Obama is reelected and Dems hold Senate, not clear whether Mark will move into the gov's race - he might think he can better position himself to run for president in 2016 by being a 2nd term Senator - he would get reelected in 2014 fairly easily.

      In a race of Terry against Cooch, do not discount Terry.  He is a far better candidate than he was four years ago.  He has spent a lot of time helping Dems around the state.  He has an electric car company which while it does its assembly in MS is based in Virginia.  And he would have some pretty top political pros working with him.  And he could bring a lot of firepower to the general election, including money and Bill Clinton.

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 09:51:00 PM PDT

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      •  I would agree (0+ / 0-)

        With teacherken's assessment.   The problem for the VA Dems is that the bench is quite thin and both terry and warner have huge name rec. and also a lot of cash that it would be hard to overtake them.   It should be noted that when  both kaine a d warner won they had the primary field to themselves

        I can't force you to do anything, I can just make you regret it!

        by restondem on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 07:19:30 AM PDT

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