This week, Brian Moran will be announcing his resignation as Chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia.
Mark Warner has consented to McAuliffe picking the new party Chair which means it is certain that he will stay in the U.S. Senate and that McAuliffe will be the Democratic Nominee for Governor in 2013.
Executive Director Dave Mills has already been asked to submit his resignation, and his position is going to be combined with the coordinated campaign director position next year.
Announcements are currently expected Thursday morning.
The opinion here is this is an excellent decision by McAuliffe to pick Herring, who performed fabulously as a spokeswoman for the party on reproductive rights issues in the last General Assembly session. Herring is interested in a statewide run in 2017 and this will give her a platform to prepare that campaign.