The race to win the Republican and Democratic nominations for Virginia governor could have been exciting.
It could have been a Republican showdown between Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Lt. Gov Bill Bolling, with a sideshow from alleged wedding crasher Tareq Salahi.
And on the Democratic side, it could have been a battle between party fundraising superstar Terry McAuliffe and (maybe) Senator Mark Warner and former Congressman Tom Perriello.
But Bolling dropped out because he thought he didn’t stand a chance, and Salahi filed as an independent instead. And Warner and Perrillo were never even sure they wanted to run.
So while we will have to wait for the general election for all the gubernatorial drama, there is still one primary worth watching: the Republican lieutenant governor’s race, where there are a whopping seven candidates vying for the nomination.
Here’s who’s running:
All of the candidates are from Northern Virginia except for Bishop Jackson and Senator Martin.
On the Democratic side are Aneesh Chopra, the country’s first Chief Technology Officer, and Ralph Northam, a physician and Virginia state Senator.
IN OTHER NEWS:
* D.C. Council member David Catania leaves his cushy executive job at a local construction firm.
* Virginia Republicans reject restoration of civil rights for nonviolent felons.
* The Richmond Times-Dispatch says Cuccinelli has a soft spot for felons.
* Poll: Should Obama put D.C. plates on his limo?
* Some Maryland lawmakers want O’Malley to go further on gun control.
* Cuccinelli will defy tradition and stay in office while running for governor.
* The Virginia House of Delegates is set to vote whether to appoint the state’s first openly gay judge.