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Sen. Mark Warner

One of Virginia’s leading political analyst says there is “substance” to suggestions that Senator Mark Warner may try for a second term — as Governor. Larry Sabato at the UVA Center for Politics says there are sound reasons for Warner to consider a return to Richmond. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Sabato says Warner is frustrated with the U.S. Senate and prefers the executive role of a governor. In addition, he says, a governorship provides a better springboard for any possible run for President.

Click here to see Sabato’s full comments. They begin 11:28 into the video.