Libertarian Robert Sarvis plans to run against Sen. Mark WarnerMark WarnerBudowsky: Did Putin elect Trump? Top Intel Dem: Congress 'far from consensus' on encryption Overnight Cybersecurity: Watchdog seeks release of Clinton aide's deposition MORE (D-Va.), launching a bid less than three months after playing the spoiler role in Virginia's gubernatorial race.
"I finally got the go-ahead from my wife and told the Libertarian Party folks that I am going to run," Sarvis told the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Warner is likely to face former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie in the general election. Early polls have found Warner with a comfortable lead in the race.