Senator Amanda Chase (R-11th district, Amelia County, the city of Colonial Heights, and part of Chesterfield County) had planned a run for Governor in 2025 but it appears she’s moving that up to next year. Several sources say Chase will announce her intentions on Monday. From the Washington Post:
“I have an announcement to make . . . at the Capitol that you won’t want to miss,” Chase (Chesterfield) says in a video posted Friday afternoon on Facebook. “You know I am tired of the failed leadership here in the General Assembly and I feel like Virginians expect and deserve better.”
Chase also shared her news with the popular radio host John Fredericks.
Rumors are Republican activist Pete Snyder is also considering a run for Governor in 2021. The democrat field will be crowded with so many hoping to run for the nomination including Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax, Attorney General Mark Herring, state Sen. Jennifer McClellan (Richmond), Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (Prince William) and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney.