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Deeds wins Democratic primary for Va. governor
Google News ^ | 06/09/09 | Bob Lewis

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2009; creighdeeds; deeds; democrats; demprimary; mcdonnell; ratprimary; va2009; virginia
As expected.
1 posted on 06/09/2009 5:20:37 PM PDT by freespirited
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To: Corin Stormhands; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; darkangel82; 50mm

Okay, so it’s Deeds vs. McDonnell.

This could get interesting.


2 posted on 06/09/2009 5:22:12 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: freespirited

I don’t know much about this guy, but it would seem to me that it’s a good thing McAuliffe wasn’t nominated.


3 posted on 06/09/2009 5:24:40 PM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: B Knotts

I think so. Corin thinks Deeds will be the hardest to beat, but I am still relieved to have McAuliffe out of the picture.


4 posted on 06/09/2009 5:27:10 PM PDT by freespirited (Is this a nation of laws or a nation of Democrats? -- Charles Krauthammer)
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To: B Knotts

McAuliffe was widely seen in knowledgeable circles as a thief.


5 posted on 06/09/2009 5:27:30 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: freespirited; EDINVA; iceskater; xyz123; Corin Stormhands; jla; Flora McDonald; GeorgeW23225; ...

Virginia ping.

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


6 posted on 06/09/2009 5:30:11 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: muawiyah

I wonder how much his Chicago accent hurt him.


7 posted on 06/09/2009 5:32:36 PM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: freespirited
Terry "The Punk" McAuliffe

LOSER !!!

LMAO


8 posted on 06/09/2009 5:33:33 PM PDT by Popman (Joe Biden REALLY can't be Vice President, can he ?)
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To: B Knotts
Very, very quickly greaseballs of all stripes are losing whatever respect they might have had in Virginia, and I presume elsewhere.

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.

9 posted on 06/09/2009 5:36:13 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: freespirited
Deeds beat former Clinton White House insider Terry McAuliffe


10 posted on 06/09/2009 5:40:09 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: B Knotts

McAuliffe’s accent is actually Upstate New York, that is similar to the flat midwestern twang.


11 posted on 06/09/2009 6:01:57 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Yes, they’ve called it for Wagner, the better of two evils IMHO, by a huge margin.


12 posted on 06/09/2009 6:06:29 PM PDT by KevinB (Those who love sausage and respect the law should never watch either being made.)
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To: EDINVA

Right you are. I always assumed he was from Chicago, but I guess he’s one of them Siracusani.


13 posted on 06/09/2009 6:06:35 PM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: freespirited

Congrats to Creigh Deeds on kicking McAwful’s carpetbagging butt.

Now, every Virginia Freeper needs get involved and make this Deeds’ LAST win.


14 posted on 06/09/2009 6:50:52 PM PDT by javachip (TARP - proof there is no situation so bad that government can't make it worse.)
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To: rabscuttle385; Corin Stormhands; Impy; Clintonfatigued

This was NOT the one we wanted to win the Dem nod. This guy can’t be painted as corrupt or corrupt/moonbat.


15 posted on 06/09/2009 7:11:26 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

He has baggage. Just not as much.


16 posted on 06/09/2009 7:13:40 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I don’t think the Dem brand is going to sell too well now after all that Zero has done.


17 posted on 06/09/2009 7:17:23 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: rabscuttle385; Corin Stormhands; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; ...

This is a rematch. In the 2005 state Attorney General race, McDonnell defeated Deeds by 323 votes.


18 posted on 06/09/2009 8:15:25 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: rabscuttle385; kristinn; Angelwood; tgslTakoma; ned13; sauropod; GunsareOK; Gore_ War_ Vet; ...
Okay, so it’s Deeds vs. McDonnell.

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."

19 posted on 06/09/2009 10:41:58 PM PDT by nutmeg (DemocRATs: The party of tax cheats and other assorted crooks)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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.


20 posted on 06/10/2009 2:50:45 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: nutmeg

McD can win but it won’t be easy. This will be a bitter contest.


21 posted on 06/10/2009 2:52:38 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: nutmeg; tgusa; Clintonfatigued; EDINVA; iceskater; xyz123; Corin Stormhands; jla; Flora McDonald; ..

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.


22 posted on 06/10/2009 4:31:54 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: tgusa

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.


23 posted on 06/10/2009 8:26:27 AM PDT by freespirited (Is this a nation of laws or a nation of Democrats? -- Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Clintonfatigued

>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.


24 posted on 06/10/2009 9:13:00 AM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You are dismayed that an honest Democrat won a primary?


25 posted on 06/10/2009 9:16:10 AM PDT by listenhillary (90% of our problems could be resolved with a government 10% of the size it is now.)
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To: listenhillary

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).


26 posted on 06/10/2009 9:46:04 AM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: listenhillary

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.


27 posted on 06/10/2009 1:31:14 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: palmer

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.


28 posted on 06/10/2009 1:33:34 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
This guy can’t be painted as corrupt or corrupt/moonbat.

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.

29 posted on 06/10/2009 1:36:04 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
if he gets elected, he'll follow in the same footsteps of Mark Warner and Tim the Eyebrow.

Agree completely. We'll do everything we can for McD.

30 posted on 06/10/2009 2:13:39 PM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: rabscuttle385; Corin Stormhands; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; yongin; BillyBoy; ...

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.


31 posted on 06/10/2009 2:46:28 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: B Knotts

He’s stronger than McAwful so it’s not good, he has a better chance at winning.


32 posted on 06/10/2009 2:47:28 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: palmer

You made a mistake voting the rat more likely to win the GE.


33 posted on 06/10/2009 2:49:20 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: listenhillary

“honest Democrat”

No such thing fRiend!


34 posted on 06/10/2009 2:50:19 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

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.


35 posted on 06/10/2009 3:01:51 PM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: Impy
Potentially a lot of stupid "conservative" voters could be conned into voting for this rodent.

Pretty slick of Deeds to pretend to be conservative all these years eh?

36 posted on 06/10/2009 3:04:14 PM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; palmer

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.


37 posted on 06/10/2009 3:59:54 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: Impy
I heard the NRA likes him (better than McDonnell?) cause he’s in favor of guns in bars.

NOT true.

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.

38 posted on 06/10/2009 4:02:07 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: Corin Stormhands

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.


39 posted on 06/10/2009 4:18:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Corin Stormhands
the `rat playbook.

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.

40 posted on 06/10/2009 4:46:38 PM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: palmer
...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.

41 posted on 06/10/2009 5:09:59 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: Corin Stormhands

ok, well sorry. BOBMCDONNELL.COM seems to be down right now, but tomorrow I will make a donation.


42 posted on 06/10/2009 5:36:04 PM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: palmer

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. ;-)


43 posted on 06/10/2009 5:47:42 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: Impy

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.


44 posted on 06/10/2009 7:17:30 PM PDT by yongin
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To: Corin Stormhands
I'd bet on maintenance. ;-)

Probably true. It's working flawlessly this morning.

45 posted on 06/11/2009 3:56:39 AM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: palmer

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.


46 posted on 06/11/2009 5:14:01 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: palmer

Oregon is a lovely state, pity about it’s politics.


47 posted on 06/11/2009 5:15:41 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Corin Stormhands

” Yes, he got the NRA endorsement in 2005, and that’s how he came so close to McDonnell.”

Those bastards.

“NRA will most decidedly NOT endorse him this time around and may very well endorse McDonnell. “

Good.


48 posted on 06/11/2009 5:16:36 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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