by David Ramsey
Roby Brock reports that Highway Commissioner John Burkhalter will announce this afternoon that he is running for lieutenant governor.
Rumors had swirled for months that Burkhalter would run for governor, but I have to think that once Mike Ross got in the race, the writing was on the wall. Burkhalter is the first Democrat to enter the race for lieutenant governor.
Incumbent Mark Darr could run for re-election or may opt to run for another office. Sen. Jason Rapert , rumored to be interested, announced earlier this month that he would instead run for re-election for state Senate. Sen. Missy Irvin is also rumored to be interested. Prayerful consideration abounds.
The race could take an exotic twist.