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Another Lawmaker Decides Against AG Run

Steve Fehr

Sen. Mark D. Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) told supporters today that he will not run for attorney general next year.

"My family is the abiding consideration for me in deciding to forego a run at this time. I have two children in high school, and I am very proud of them," he wrote in an email. "I understand the sacrifices my family would have to make in order for me to seek statewide office at this time, and they are too great."

Obenshain wrote in an email that he had been encouraged to run for several months.

Del. Rob Bell, a Republican, also announced Monday that he decided against running.

Sen. Ken Cuccinelli II (R-Fairfax), one of the most conservative members of the legislature, recently announced plans to run. Former House member Paul Harris, also a Republican, said he is considering running.

Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell (R) is expected to run governor.

By Steve Fehr  |  April 15, 2008; 11:21 AM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Election 2009 , Ken Cuccinelli , Robert F. McDonnell  
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