Skip to comments.Deeds wins Democratic primary for Va. governor
Posted on 06/09/2009 5:20:36 PM PDT by freespirited
State Senator Creigh (CREE) Deeds has won Virginia's Democratic primary for governor.
Deeds beat former Clinton White House insider Terry McAuliffe and former state Democratic legislative leader Brian Moran on Tuesday.
The victory sets up a Deeds rematch with Republican Bob McDonnell, who beat him in the 2005 attorney general election by 323 votes.
McDonnell is a conservative with strong ties to religious broadcaster Pat Robertson. He was unopposed for the GOP nomination.
Deeds was the only Democrat in the race not from the Washington, D.C., suburbs. Primary rivals criticized him for legislative votes supporting Virginia's broad, pro-gun laws, actions popular in rural areas that don't play well in cities and affluent suburbs.
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Okay, so it’s Deeds vs. McDonnell.
This could get interesting.
I don’t know much about this guy, but it would seem to me that it’s a good thing McAuliffe wasn’t nominated.
I think so. Corin thinks Deeds will be the hardest to beat, but I am still relieved to have McAuliffe out of the picture.
McAuliffe was widely seen in knowledgeable circles as a thief.
I don’t think they’ve called it for Jody Wagner (Lt. Governor) yet. But she had a strong lead last time I looked and is expected to win.
Looks like: McDonnell, Bolling, Cuccinelli vs. Deeds, Wagner, Shannon
I wonder how much his Chicago accent hurt him.
BTW, this primary also puts to rest the idea that the Hildabeast can ever run for office again.
The old guard Democrats with their discredited ideas from fascist Italy went down to defeat today.
BTW, did anyone find out yet if that Moran puke also accepts campaign donations from AlQaida like his big brother.
McAuliffe’s accent is actually Upstate New York, that is similar to the flat midwestern twang.
Yes, they’ve called it for Wagner, the better of two evils IMHO, by a huge margin.
Right you are. I always assumed he was from Chicago, but I guess he’s one of them Siracusani.
Congrats to Creigh Deeds on kicking McAwful’s carpetbagging butt.
Now, every Virginia Freeper needs get involved and make this Deeds’ LAST win.
This was NOT the one we wanted to win the Dem nod. This guy can’t be painted as corrupt or corrupt/moonbat.
He has baggage. Just not as much.
I don’t think the Dem brand is going to sell too well now after all that Zero has done.
This is a rematch. In the 2005 state Attorney General race, McDonnell defeated Deeds by 323 votes.
Virginia FReepers: Do you think McDonnell can win?
All I know about this race is what Fox News has been reporting: "Polls show that McDonnell can beat any of the 3 (Deeds, McAuliffe, Moran) in a general election."
Dead on. Everybody is ignoring the fact that McDonnell beat Deeds by less than 1K votes last time they went head to head. Add having the messiah ‘organize’ the community for Deeds can’t be good for McD. We’ll have to be very busy between now and November. Virginians: June 26 is Tidewater TP at Chesapeake City Park, obtw. Be ready for the Obamobots.
McD can win but it won’t be easy. This will be a bitter contest.
Yes, this is a rematch. And yes it was very close last time. But...
The McDonnell, Bolling, Cuccinelli ticket is the strongest the GOP has fielded in a long time. Stronger even than when George Allen won in 1993 because Mike Farris was the weak link (losing to Don Beyer for Lt. Governor).
In addition, Deeds has moved to the left since 2005, squishing on gun issues. He was endorsed by the NRA in 2005, but that won’t happen this time, and he’s been dismissive of any such endorsement. Rumormill says that NRA is behind McDonnell. Let’s hope so.
Deeds also has voted for every tax increase that has come his way since 2005.
I can tell you that Virginia Republicans are excited, in a way I’ve not seen in a long time. They’re motivated, the money is coming in.
And while I don’t put much stock in this, since 1977, Virginia has elected a Governor from the opposite party of that in the White House. (as an aside, prior to 1969 we hadn’t voted for a Republican in 100 years)
This will NOT be easy. Deeds was the most moderate of the choices, no doubt.
But we can sweep this thing in the fall and may very well pick up seats in the House of Delegates.
Dont forget that in 2005 Deeds probably had some coattails from Kaine.
We have a good chance this time. McDonnell is a damn good candidate. Kilgore wasnt.
By November the economy is likely to be in shambles and if it is, I expect Virginia will say NO to further RAT infestation.
>This is a rematch. In the 2005 state Attorney General race, McDonnell defeated Deeds by 323 votes.<
Yeah, but last time around Deeds got carried by now-Governor Hinky Eyebrow’s skirts and McDonnell soared despite being tied to Kilgore.
This time, McDonnell, who is a retired Lt. Colonel, will lead a fantastic ticket, backed by a state full of determined supporters who’ve had quite enough obamanation to last a lifetime.
Deeds better be up for the fight of a lifetime.
You are dismayed that an honest Democrat won a primary?
I voted for Deeds. The republican brand is broken in Northern Virginia. There are throngs of people who will vote D no matter who the D is (they are enchanted with Obama). The placement of a conservative in D spot will not bring them out in large numbers and this race will hinge on turnout. Any D candidate will have tons of national money to run attack ads (McAwful ran plenty already and those will just be repurposed against McD). The bottom line is I want Virginia to stay as conservative as possible no matter what the outcome is (and I donated to McD months ago).
In a race like this, you want the biggest moonbat possible to be their nominee. Don’t get me wrong, I believe McDonnell will win, just perhaps by not as wide a margin (he led all the D candidates in the polls, anyway). Now if Deeds is perceived as center-right, he might actually depress Dem turnout in a general (especially in NOVA), although he may get votes elsewhere in more Conservative areas that would’ve gone to McDonnell if Moran or McAuliffe had been nominated.
Be careful who you vote for. Deeds may be “moderate” (Conservative Dem is questionable), but he’s in a far-left party, and if he gets elected, he’ll follow in the same footsteps of Mark Warner and Tim the Eyebrow.
Good. That means the Republicans have to run on their own merits, instead of just trashing the 'Rat.
It's simply NOT GOOD ENOUGH for the Republican to be "Not a 'Rat". He has to be worth voting for in his own right. McDonnell and Cuccinelli are both worth voting FOR. I hope that's what they make their campaigns about. It's certainly what I've seen so far on TV ... and that's a good thing.
Agree completely. We'll do everything we can for McD.
I’m sick of interesting! How about an easy win for the GOP one of these races?
I don’t now how Deeds so rapidly overtook McAwful (it can’t be just cause the Post endorsed him).
Creigh Deeds, what a great name for a country-fried southern rat.
I heard the NRA likes him (better than McDonnell?) cause he’s in favor of guns in bars. Potentially a lot of stupid “conservative” voters could be conned into voting for this rodent.
He’s stronger than McAwful so it’s not good, he has a better chance at winning.
You made a mistake voting the rat more likely to win the GE.
No such thing fRiend!
No, I don’t think so. I know lots of Virginians from the city to the country and the election will hinge on money and turnout. Any rat will win with money and turnout and Deeds will not get a lot of D money or leftist turnout like McAwful would have.
Pretty slick of Deeds to pretend to be conservative all these years eh?
Let’s be clear. Deeds is no “moderate.” And it’s time we stopped reading from the ‘rat playbook.
He’s as “moderate” as Tim Kaine and claims to be in that mold.
He changed his position on guns, he’s voted against stopping partial birth abortion, and he changed his position on gay marriage.
Yes, he got the NRA endorsement in 2005, and that's how he came so close to McDonnell. But he now supports closing the "gun show loophole." And in a debate this spring he basically said he didn't care about an NRA endorsement.
NRA will most decidedly NOT endorse him this time around and may very well endorse McDonnell.
That’s a moderate California Democrat. A Marxist rodent as opposed to the more liberal Stalinist rodent (or moderate in that he has yet to commit a serious crime in office, which one has to in order to make their bones as a full fledged leftist). In any event, thank you for setting the record straight on Deeds.
The last minute high turnout favored the conservative Deeds in an extremely low turnout scenario. That would be less true in a general when more dummies show up. Again it would depend on turnout, a rainy day and McD beats McA. A gorgeous day with lots of Acorn "volunteers" and McA would win.
You are right that McD has a harder fight now, but you are wrong that he would automatically have beaten McA.
And you are wrong to imply that I ever said that. In fact, I've said repeatedly that McAwful would be difficult to beat because he would try to buy the election.
ok, well sorry. BOBMCDONNELL.COM seems to be down right now, but tomorrow I will make a donation.
hmmmm....so it does. They may be doing maintenance. Or maybe they’re just getting so much traffic the server crashed.
I’d bet on maintenance. ;-)
Deeds did run for statewide office in 2005. Moron and McAwful did not run statewide before. So Deeds had the benefit of a network to draw upon.
Probably true. It's working flawlessly this morning.
I hope your theory is correct.
“Pretty slick of Deeds to pretend to be conservative all these years eh? “
It’s a proven winning stratagem for rats.
Oregon is a lovely state, pity about it’s politics.
” Yes, he got the NRA endorsement in 2005, and that’s how he came so close to McDonnell.”
“NRA will most decidedly NOT endorse him this time around and may very well endorse McDonnell. “