Ex-congressman Virgil Goode eyes presidential bid

It remains to be seen whether Gov. Bob McDonnell will end up on the Republican ticket this fall, but it appears at least one Virginian has decided to run for president.

Virgil H. Goode Jr. -- the former Virginia congressman and state Senator who switched from Democrat to Independent to Republican during his time in office — is apparently interested in the nation’s top job. Goode filed papers with the Federal Election Commission last week to create the Virgil Goode for President Campaign Committee.

The form does not specify which party’s banner Goode will run under, but in 2010 he was named to the executive committee of the Constitution Party, and last year the party unanimously adopted a resolution calling on Goode to run for president. He said at the time he would “consider it.”

Goode had not responded to an e-mailed request for comment as of this posting.

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