It has been discussed around Richmond and Stoney filled out the paper last month but now it’s official Richmond’s Mayor Levar Stoney wants to become Governor Levar Stoney. He faces a Democratic primary opponent in U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-7th.
The announcement was made on Twitter with the expected slick video.
I’ve seen Virginia’s potential. It’s where a story like mine was possible.
But today, success depends too much on your zip code. I want to build a Virginia where EVERYONE has a fair shot. No matter where you live.
That’s why I’m running to be your next Governor of Virginia. pic.twitter.com/ORYMYehiRj
— Mayor Levar M. Stoney (@LevarStoney) December 4, 2023
For comparison’s sake here is Abigail Spanberger’s announcement video.
I’m officially running to become the next Governor of Virginia.
I’m a former CIA case officer, former federal agent, current Member of Congress, and mom to three great kids.
I know that when we rise above the chaos and division, we can focus on what matters most to Virginians. pic.twitter.com/rB5EoNnD2H
— Abigail Spanberger (@SpanbergerForVA) November 13, 2023
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