Over the weekend, Republican Ken Cuccinelli said that he would not be running against Senator Mark Warner (D) in 2014 and there are now speculations that former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie might be his opponent.
In an email sent to The Washington Post Gillespie said, “I’m going to take some time to talk with fellow Virginia Republicans about how we best win this pivotal Senate seat and, of course, with my own family, who come ahead of politics.”
The deadline to file his candidacy is Feb. 1st and Gillespie thinks that he would have a really good chance against Warner. In a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University Warner’s approval rating is 61%, but one-quarter of Virginia does not approve of his Senate seat.
If Gillespie decides not to run against Warner, state Senator Jeff McWaters (R) has also been mentioned. The GOP has a couple of months to get their thoughts together and come to a conclusion about who will be the best candidate to further their party in the state.