Aneesh Chopra has never held elective office and in a primary campaign that will bring out largely die hard Democrats that is a risky proposition.
Chopra is full of ideas, many of them difficult to boil down into a 10-15 second sound bite. He is hoping that his innovate look at the world will match with voters ready for Virginia to take the next step in a changing world.
Will that message resonate with the small group of voters that turn out next Tuesday? We will have to see.
Here is our full interview with Aneesh Chopra.
Tonight at 6 on NBC12, I'll have a profile on the race for Lt. Governor.
Our full interview with Chopra's opponent Ralph Northam can be found here.