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Justin Fairfax holds campaign kickoff event in Hampton in bid for Virginia governor

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax launched a run for governor. He's held a campaign kickoff event in Hampton.

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax kicked off his campaign in a run for governor this weekend.

Fairfax announced he was running for Virginia governor this week.

The first campaign event was on Saturday at the Historic Fairfax County Courthouse.

On Sunday, the Lt. Governor was at Fort Monroe.  

Fairfax joins a crowded field of Democratic hopefuls looking for their party’s nomination to run for governor in 2021.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.