10/15/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Terry McAuliffe May Run For Virginia Governor

The Virginia Democratic State Central Committee voted yesterday to hold a primary next year to choose the party's candidate for governor amid growing indications that there could be a three-way fight for the nomination.

Terry McAuliffe, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee who has been mentioned as a possible candidate for governor, said yesterday that he plans to start a 30-locality tour of the state this month to campaign for Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) and Senate candidate Mark R. Warner. But the tour could also serve as a test of McAuliffe's appeal with the Democratic activists who play a crucial role in electing the party's nominee for governor.

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