The Associated Press reports that Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling will announce this afternoon that he will seek reelection as lieutenant governor in 2009.
Bolling’s announcement will leave Attorney General Bob McDonnell an open field for the Republican nomination for governor. Former Gov. and Sen. George Allen announced earlier that he would take a pass on the race.
Two Democrats are seeking their party’s gubernatorial nod: Sen. Creigh Deeds of Bath County and Del. Brian Moran of Alexandria.