According to New York Times writer Jonathan Martin, former Congressman from the 5th district, Tom Perriello, called Lt. Governor Ralph Northam today to inform him that he will be challenging Northam for the democrat nomination for Governor. Perriello will announce his candidacy on Thursday.
In 2008 Tom Perriello defeated a 6 term incumbent Congressman, Virgil Goode, winning by only 727 votes. In 2010 Perriello lost in close race to Robert Hurt. Hurt retired and the seat is now held by Republican Tom Garret.
BlueVirginia.us has more on the story.
UPDATE:Â As expected, Tom Perriello has announced his run for Governor. Â Story here.Â