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Roanoke Attorney Considers AG Run

Anita Kumar

Roanoke attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today that he is forming a campaign committee to consider running for the Democratic nomination for state Attorney General next year.

Fishwick, 51, has started raising money and traveling the state in preparation for a possible run.

"It is time that the middle class of Virginia had an attorney general who will fight for them,'' he said. "The banks, power companies and large corporations get what they want in Richmond to the detriment of the middle class. We need an Attorney General who will stand up and fight for hard-working Virginia families."

Fishwick currently represents a man who claims the Virginia Lottery has collected tens of millions of dollars in revenue from people who bought scratch-off tickets that had no chance of winning the top prize.

Del. Stephen C. Shannon (D-Fairfax) also is considering running.

Two Republicans have already announced plans to succeed Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell (R), who is expected to run for governor next year.

Sen. Ken Cuccinelli II (R-Fairfax) and John Brownlee, a former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia, have launched campaigns.

By Anita Kumar  |  October 16, 2008; 3:53 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Election 2009 , Ken Cuccinelli , Robert F. McDonnell  
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