RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe signed papers Monday for 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 final.
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 candidates 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.