I'm not putting this up because I support him (I actually don't), but this fall there are only two governor's races in the US and VA is one of them. Here is a long article and video on Terry McAuliffe, who was the chief fundraiser for Bill and Hillary Clinton and a former DNC head. He has a 10 point lead amongst the three Dems running for the June 9th primary. The other two are Brian Moran and Creigh Deeds. In the last 100 years, only current US Senator Mark Warner (D) has won the governor's mansion without having been in a previous office which Moran, Deeds and Bob McDonnell (R) have been or are.