UPDATE 2/1: With 2,800 votes cast – wow, that’s a lot of votes! – here are the final results in the non-scientific Blue Virginia 2021 governor’s poll – State Sen. Jennifer McClellan 35.1%, Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexander 25.4%, Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe 10.1%, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax 8.1%, AG Mark Herring 7.9%, Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy 6.7%, State Sen. Adam Ebbin 2.1%, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney 2.0%.
It’s hard to believe, but next year at this time, we’ll be very much into the 2021 Virginia campaigns for governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General. To date, we’ve had a couple folks announce, including AG Mark Herring (for governor), LG Justin Fairfax (for governor), with numerous others rumored as likely or possible candidates. When might these people start to announce? I’d guess we’ll start seeing some after the Virginia General Assembly session ends on March 7. So…it’s kind of early, but in a way it really isn’t that early, as actual and potential 2021 candidates start to gear up, position themselves/jockey for position, and/or hint at possible candidacies. With that background, here’s a poll for potential 2021 Democratic gubernatorial candidates. Who do you prefer right now?
P.S. Obviously, this is not intended as any sort of scientific poll, but more for fun than anything…and also to see which campaigns are most intense at this point (e.g., pushing their supporters to vote in the poll)