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Corey Stewart to Run for Virginia Lieutenant Governor

Announcement will be made Wednesday

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    A man known for his strong efforts against illegal immigration is planning to run for lieutenant governor of Virginia.

    Republican Corey Stewart of Prince William County will announce his campaign Wednesday.

    Stewart has been the at-large chairman of Prince William County's board since 2007.

    In 2008, he gained recognition for championing the county's illegal immigration law, which for awhile was the toughest in the country. That law was later changed over concerns of racial profiling.

    Stewart considered a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jim Webb but decided against it and endorsed former Gov. George Allen instead.

    According to the Washington Examiner, Stewart likely will face Pete Snyder, the chairman of the state GOP's coordinated campaign effort in 2012.