Creigh Deeds, the Democratic senator from Bath County who lost a tight race for Attorney General in 2005, announced this afternoon that he will run for governor in 2009, reports the Roanoke Times.
Del. Brian Moran of Alexandria also has voiced interest in heading the Democratic ticket.
Deeds potentially could have a rematch with Attorney General Bob McDonnell, who won that 2005 race by a margin of 360 votes. McDonnell has announced he will seek the GOP nod. Former Gov. and Sen. George Allen’s name is in the mix on the Republican side, as is that of Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling.