|The Green Papers: General Election 2005|
2005 Governor's Chairs
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|Virginia 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2001, 2005. Term Limit: ineligble to immediately succeed after a given 4-year term|
|Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic|
|Democratic||Governor Mark Warner
First elected: 2001 (succeeding Republican James S. Gilmore)
Chair up for election: Tuesday 8 November 2005
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
| ||** Open Chair (no incumbent) **|
|Democratic||1,025,942||51.72%||Lt. Governor Timothy M. "Tim" Kaine|
|Republican||912,327||45.99%||former Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore|
|Independent||43,953||2.22%||State Senator H. Russell "Russ" Potts, Jr.
State Senator H. Russell Potts Jr. (R-Winchester) identifies himself specifically as "Independent Republican"
|Political Parties Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.|
| Democratic-Farmer Labor|
| No Party Affiliation|
| Socialist Workers Party|
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