(AP) Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says he’s going to run for governor.
Herring, a Democrat, told The Washington Post he’s planning to run in 2021.
Virginia does not allow governors to seek consecutive terms, meaning current Gov. Ralph Northam cannot run for re-election.
Herring is a former state senator who became attorney general in 2014. He easily won re-election last year as voters unhappy with President Donald Trump gave Democrats a huge boost at the polls.
Herring has been a frequent critic of the president and a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage, immigrant-friendly policies, and stricter gun control.
Other Democrats who may run for governor include Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney.