CNN: Mark Warner won't run for the White House

The former Virginia governor appeared to be poised for an anybody-but-Hillary run.

Published October 12, 2006 1:36PM (EDT)

CNN is reporting that former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner won't run be running for the presidency in 2008 after all.

Until now, Warner has shown every indication that he'd be in the race for the Democratic nomination. He has formed a leadership PAC, raised money, traveled across the country and even courted the blogger community with a speech and an expensive wingding at the YearlyKos convention in Las Vegas. He told us last summer that he wanted to be "part of the debate."

There's no word yet on what may be behind Warner's decision not to run -- if, in fact, he has made such a decision -- or why he may be announcing it now. Warner is scheduled to speak with reporters in Virginia later this morning.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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