Virginia is the only state in the country that limits its Governors to only one term in office. Therefore, despite Gov. Ralph Northam (D) only being in office for one year, he is already a lame duck. For the open 2021 campaign, Attorney General Mark Herring (D) yesterday announced that he will be a gubernatorial candidate. He may be jumping into the race so quickly in order to earn an advantage over Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D), who also has reported interest in succeeding Gov. Northam.
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