By BEN PERSHINGWashington Post 11/28/2012 (Metered Pay Wall)
A potentially crowded Virginia gubernatorial race has in recent days essentially winnowed down to just two men — Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) and businessman Terry McAuliffe (D). But some Democrats are still hoping for one more entrant: ex-Rep. Tom Perriello. Perriello, who held the Charlottesville-based 5th congressional district for one term, has been conspicuously silent on the subject of the 2013 contest, and he has not responded to several requests for comment over the last week. But Virginia Democratic operatives said Perriello has quietly approached prominent members of the party in recent weeks to let them know that he is at least considering the idea.