Mark Warner, Democrat

Current position: Former Governor of Virginia (2002-2006)

Curriculum vitae:

  • Graduate of George Washington University and Harvard Law School

  • Managed Democrat Douglas Wilder's successful campaign for governor of Virginia (1989)

    Memorable quotes:

  • "Getting out without a plan in Iraq is as bad as getting in without a plan." (September 6, 2006)

  • "The war in Iraq originally was not a battle against Al-Qaida, it was about removing Saddam Hussein. The problem is now we've allowed Iraq to become a haven for Al-Qaida we've allowed Iraq to become a place for Iranian expansion, which sponsors terrorism throughout the whole world." (August 15, 2006)

  • "The threat of Iranian expansionism and the destabilizing forces that has [impacted] not only in Iraq but throughout Jordan, Egypt, Israel, the whole region in terms of Iran's support for state-sponsored terrorism has enormous implications for America's interests." (May 2006)

    Other information:

  • Named by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the five best governors in the U.S.

  • Visited Israel in May 2006

  • Expressed support in June 2006 for Olmert's policy of unilaterally fixing Israel's borders, as Hamas would not be a suitable negotiating partner until it agreed to recognize Israel and forswear terrorism


  • Governor Warner and President Bush - find the differences Rosner's Domain (09/05/06)