In the finance reports due next week, Aneesh Chopra is going to set a new record for a Democratic Lt. Governor candidate in their first finance period- with over $500,000 raised.
Aneesh was a member of Tim Kaine's cabinet before going into the Obama administration to work as the national CTO.
Other Democrats currently out talking about running for Lt. Governor- Paula Miller and Jon Bowerbank have not yet set up campaigns and won't be filing reports. There are others being talked about to run as well, but no movement yet.
It's one thing to talk about running- it's another level to do the work, and it looks like Aneesh is the early frontrunner for Democrats until and unless someone else steps up and starts to compete.