Today's Martinsville Bulletin has an article in which local supporters urge Rep. Goode to run again in two years. Goode is not ruling it out: "I'm not saying yes, and I'm not saying no." I could be very wrong here, but I just don't see it (Update: see 220South's more thorough analysis, to which I agree). Part of this election was a repudiation of his negative campaign and out-of-touch stances, especially on illegal immigration (anchor babies, anyone?). And it is even crazier to think that he would take a step backward and run against State Senator Roscoe Reynolds (D - Henry County), a rumor I have heard; he would have to wait an extra year, as Reynolds isn't up for re-election until 2011.
Terry McAuliffe is in. I already knew this, because one of my friends is going to work for him in January. But now the Democratic Gubenatorial field is set with McAuliffe, State Sen. Creigh Deeds, and former State Delegate Brian Moran. Now that the 2008 election cycle is over, people are focusing on this race and starting to choose sides. Take for example the discussions over at BlueCommonwealth: a diarist against McAuliffe; a diarist for Moran; an ex-Deeds supporter turns Lean Moran.