February 16, 2007
The chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party has endorsed former senator John Edwards for President in 2008.
Dick Cranwell, former state legislator, announced his support for Edwards only two days after officials close to Governor Tim Kaine said the governor will back Barack Obama for President.
The announcements come 21 months before the 2008 election. For Democrats the opportunity to win a state that hasn't backed a Democrat for President since 1964 seems very attainable.