Thursday, February 12, 2009

Still thinking...?

Senator John Edwards (D-Roanoke) says he is "still thinking" about getting into the race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general. Delegate Steve Shannon (D-Fairfax) currently has that race to himself. But, Senator Edwards is also on a list, with 16 others, under consideration for appointment as a judge on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Edwards says he has been encouraged by senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner to seek that appointment by President Barack Obama.
I don't know the timeline for this appointment, but there is a timeline for Senator Edwards to get in the game if he wants to run for attorney general. Petitions to be placed on the primary ballot are due by March 24. We can expect Edwards to say yea or nay to the attorney general contest shortly after the General Assembly adjourns at the end of February.

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