WOODBRIDGE, Va. - Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart is announcing his candidacy for lieutenant governor.
He is the first major Republican candidate to announce his candidacy for the post currently held by Republican Bill Bolling.
The post often serves as a launching pad for gubernatorial bids. Also, with the state Senate currently evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, the lieutenant governor has been able to cast some key tiebreaking votes.
Stewart has made headlines primarily for his efforts to crack down on illegal immigrants in the county.
He is announcing his candidacy Wednesday at a development in Woodbridge.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Can you guess why this pigeon is the world's most expensive?
This fox plays like a cat when he gets his paws on a golf ball. (Video)
Check out the most expensive home for sale in the U.S. (Video)
Germany seizes the pet after the Biebs fails to get it from customs.