Delegate Lee Carter (D-Manassas) confirmed over the weekend that he is considering running for Governor of Virginia in 2021.
In a brief interview, Carter said that he believes there is a path to victory for him and that he is considering jumping into the race. Carter is a self-proclaimed Democratic-Socialist. But if he were to officially run for Governor, it would be as a Democrat.
When asked about his path to victory, Carter talked about opportunities outside of the areas where the Democrats tend to focus their attention. “There’s a lot of room for growth beyond the wealthy areas that the [Democratic Party of Virginia] usually focuses on,” said Carter. “When you speak to issues that people are focused on in their day-to-day lives, you can not only excite the base but expand into areas where the party typically struggles to make a dent as well.”
If Carter does end up officially joining the race for the Democratic nomination, he will be joining a heavy list of opponents that includes Senator Jennifer McClellan, Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and current Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax.
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