The AP reports:
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe signed papers Monday signaling a possible run for governor next year in Virginia.
McAuliffe told The Associated Press he set up a campaign committee and will tour Virginia for the next 60 days before making his candidacy certain.
He signed papers setting up his committee after a series of barnstorming campaign appearances across the state on behalf of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.
McAuliffe would face two other Democrats already in the governor’s race. State Senator Creigh Deeds narrowly lost the attorney general’s race in 2005, and House Democratic Caucus chairman Brian Moran is also in the race.