The popular former Democrtic governor from Virginia, Mark Warner, has made it official that he plans to run for the Senate seat that will be vacated by John Warner. His website is up and running with an announcement video. With M. Warner running, this Senate seat is another one that Republicans will almost certainly lose. How bad does it look for the GOP? The two leading contenders for the Republican nomination are Rep. Tom Davis and former governor/failed presidential candidate Jim Gilmore. A recent Rasmussen poll found M. Warner leading Gilmore by 20 points 54-34. And that’s the good news. Warner leads Davis 57-30. It also showed Warner still had a 68 percent approval rating.