September 13th, 2007
10:57 AM ET
11 years ago

Warner announces Senate bid on YouTube

Warner launched a campaign Web site Thursday and announced his intention to run for the Senate on YouTube.

(CNN) - Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner turned to YouTube Thursday to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated retiring Republican Sen. John Warner.

The former governor also informed supporters Thursday morning by email about his decision to run for the Senate.

The Web site, "MarkWarner2008," features a Web video in which he pitches himself as a moderate problem solver willing to work with both
Republicans and Democrats.

"I've decided the way I can contribute most to getting our country back on
track is to serve in the United States Senate," Warner said in the video.

Warner also said he will wait to make an official announcement until after Virginia's legislative elections in November.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Matt, MI

    This is great news. I only hope that he can't run for the seat in the end because he is running for the Vice Presidency.

    September 13, 2007 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  2. New Bern, NC


    September 13, 2007 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  3. John, St. Louis, MO

    I'm a Republican and I am glad to see this. Gov. Warner is one I would cross over to vote for if I could. Looks like Virginia is about to become a solid blue state instead of purple in 2008.

    September 13, 2007 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  4. John Schaaf, Long Beach, Ca.

    Another Senate seat is now in play.

    That 60 seat filibuster-proof majority gets closer each day!

    September 13, 2007 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  5. J, Richmond VA

    Great... He sold out the State as Governor. Watch out US. Will sell out to make money for his CEO friends. Should be interesting to see how much NG donates to his campaign.

    September 13, 2007 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  6. Jeannie, Sacramento, CA

    Woohooooo! The Democrats are coming! With all the lying Bush has done in the past 7 years, which he'll do again tonight when he addresses, the nation, the GOP will suffer deeply in the '08. The nation should close its eyes and cover its ears toward this imbecile of a president for the next 500 days.

    September 13, 2007 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  7. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    Ignore comments from Richmond VA, the Capital of the Confederacy and the Redneck Heart of the Old Dominion. The Commonwealth of Virginia has come a long way, baby, and is now driven and governed by the educated and entrepreneurial population of Northern Virginia, which has intellectually and politically seceded from a former bastion of backwardness.

    September 13, 2007 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  8. David Allenson, Texas

    Gov Warner, Pass legislation that demands TERM LIMITS and we will vote for you! If not, stay out of the race.
    Wake up America, its time to send a message for ANYBODY running for any high offices that we WANT TERM LIMITS! A majority of this countries challenges would be solved if this was the case and these guidelines put in place. Will anybody beat this drum with me???

    September 13, 2007 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  9. Alan St Louis

    Im tired of dems saying they will reach over to repulicans. It is why Bush is getting away with all the dung hes doing, and why we are still in IRAQ. It is time for Dems to take a hard stand as dems. It is what america want and that is why congress aproval is so low. If dems stop crossing over then congress approval ratings go up.
    But at least you are 1 more dem to stop the corpate hijacking of the federal govn.

    September 14, 2007 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |