On December 26, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli wrote in his own newsletter that he recommends that the legislature lower the presidential primary petition requirement. Specifically, he advocates that the current 10,000 requirement be changed so that only 1,100 signatures are required, with at least 100 from each U.S. House district. See here. Thanks to Tony Roza and Carey Campbell for this news.
On January 17, a U.S. District Court in Virginia will hear arguments in Lux v Judd, which challenges the Virginia ballot access law that circulators for district office must live in that district. It will be interesting to see if the recent commentary on Virginia presidential primary ballot access influences the oral argument at that hearing.