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  • Deeds stabbed father 1 day after he was sent to psych ward but sent away as there was no room.

    Former Virginia governor candidate Creigh Deeds is fighting for his life after he was brutally stabbed by his own 24-year-old son, who then committed suicide - just one day after he was committed to a psychiatric ward. Deeds, a state senator, is in critical condition at University of Virginia hospital after he was found in his home in rural Bath County. Deeds was stabbed multiple times in the head and torso and lost large amounts of blood. The veteran Democratic state legislator's son Gus was found shot dead, as well. Gus had been evaluated by psychiatrists at a mental hospital...
  • Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds critical

    11/19/2013 8:44:27 AM PST · by j_guru · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/19/2013 |
    Virginia state lawmaker and onetime candidate for governor Creigh Deeds suffered serious injuries in a stabbing attack that took place in his home Tuesday, police said.
  • Sen. Creigh Deeds Stabbed, Son Shot Dead

    11/19/2013 7:27:25 AM PST · by Raebie · 124 replies ^ | November 19, 2013 | WRIC
    MIILLBORO, Va. (WRIC)—Former gubernatorial candidate and Democratic State Senator Creigh Deeds is in critical condition after being stabbed in his home Tuesday morning. At 7:25 a.m. on Nov. 19, Virginia State Police responded to Deeds' home in Bath County, where Deeds had been stabbed. The senator's son, Gus, was found fatally shot at the scene. Deeds was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition. The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Salem Field Office is conducting an investigation into the assault. 8News crews are headed to both Deeds' Millboro home and the...
  • Creigh Deeds critically wounded; son dead from gunshot

    Former Dem nominee for VA-Gov in serious condition. Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, is in critical condition after being stabbed in his home and his son Gus is dead from a gunshot wound, law enforcement sources told the Richmond Times-Dispatch this morning. Deeds is being treated at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Authorities said they are trying to determine the sequence of events at the Deeds home in Bath County early today. Further details were not immediately available.
  • Taxpayers Win in Virginia - McDonnell wins on low-tax platform

    11/06/2009 9:22:59 AM PST · by U of IL Conservative · 240+ views
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | Tuesday, November 3, 2009 | Nathan Pick
    Tuesday, Bob McDonnell was elected to serve as the 71st Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, defeating state Sen. Creigh Deeds by a margin of 59 – 41 percent. By comparison, President Barack Obama received 53 percent of the vote for in 2008. Sen. Deeds had made clear during the campaign his willingness to raise taxes. On September 23, in a Washington Post Op-Ed entitled “My Transportation Plan”, Deeds said, “As a legislator, I have voted for a number of mechanisms to fund transportation, including a gas tax. And I’ll sign a bipartisan bill with a dedicated funding mechanism for...
  • Republicans sweep in Virginia

    11/03/2009 5:31:35 PM PST · by bigred08 · 8 replies · 809+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 11/3/2009 | Kevin Hall
    Fox News just called the Virginia gubernatorial race for Republican Bob McDonnell. Exit polls show him defeating Democrat Creigh Deeds in a landslide. Republicans also have captured the Lt. Governor and Attorney General spots, making it a clean sweep.
  • Let the Landslide Begin

    11/03/2009 4:35:31 AM PST · by ExNewsExSpook · 122 replies · 4,493+ views
    Personal Observation | November 3, 2009 | EnNewsExSpook
    An early voting report from Virginia's 1st Congressional District, epicenter for today's expected GOP tsunami in the Old Dominion. I reside in York County, not far from Fort Eustis and the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center. The district is heavily Republican; John McCain got more than 60% of the vote here last year. Polls open in Virginia at 6 a.m. I arrived at my voting place (a local elementary school) at 6:45. The parking lot was 80% full at that hour, and more cars were arriving by the minute. The level activity seemed comparable to what I saw during the...
  • Republicans headed for a Virginia sweep

    11/01/2009 11:01:04 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies · 575+ views
    PPP ^ | NOVEMBER 2, 2009
    Bob McDonnell leads Creigh Deeds 56-42 in PPP's final poll of the race. In a finding that may sum up what happened here 63% of voters in the state think McDonnell made a strong case for why he should be Governor while only 34% said the same of Deeds. Even 36% of Deeds' supporters said he hadn't made a good argument for why he should be elected. Beyond that the same themes that have shown throughout the general election show up in the last survey. 61% of McDonnell's voters are 'very excited' to vote on Tuesday while just 14% are...
  • Too Small to Lead

    10/30/2009 5:44:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 581+ views ^ | October 30, 2009 | Michael Gerson
    R. Creigh Deeds, the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, seems poised to lose the jewel in President Obama's political crown. In November 2008, Obama was the first Democrat since Lyndon Johnson to win the electoral votes of the Commonwealth. Obama's victory was a case study in how he might transform American politics, building an alliance of new voters and suburban Southerners to defeat Republicans at the heart of their power. A year later, the Virginia governor's race displays a Democratic promise gone crusty and stale. The Republican candidate, Bob McDonnell, threatens to turn a lead into a rout. Democratic leaders,...
  • Caption Bill Clinton on the campaign trail

    10/28/2009 1:14:48 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 20 replies · 898+ views
    Former President Bill Clinton speaks during a campaign stop for New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, in Collingswood, N.J New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine, left, listens as former President Bill Clinton speaks during a campaign event in West Orange, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009. Corzine will face Republican candidate Chris Christie and Independent Chris Daggett in next week's election. Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds, left, raises his fist to the crowd during a campaign stop with former President Bill Clinton, in McLean, Va. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009.
  • Pre-Mortem: How Did Deeds Get Into So Much Trouble?

    10/28/2009 8:43:55 PM PDT · by freespirited · 6 replies · 659+ views
    Atlantic ^ | 10/28/09 | Marc Ambinder
    I could just as easily have titled this "Why Bob McDonnell is winning." Let's start with the candidate. As Virginia uber-blogger Not Larry Sabato points out, a governor is a manager. Voters intuitively understand this, and so they look to the candidate who seems to be the best manager. Creigh Deeds doesn't come off as a confident, crisp, efficient manager; Bob McDonnell does. The dynamics of an open seat, with a much narrower pool of voters, a re-energized Republican Party -- these conditions were expected, and they were satisfied. Deeds's climb would be uphill. Also: Virginians fell in love with...
  • New VCU Poll shows McDonnell with strong lead

    10/28/2009 9:01:28 AM PDT · by freespirited · 6 replies · 370+ views
    WSLS Roanoke ^ | 10/28/09
    In the final days of the gubernatorial campaign, a new poll shows Bob McDonnell with an 18 point margin over his Democratic opponent Creigh Deeds, according to a statewide survey conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University. The poll finds 54 perfect of likely voters support or lean to McDonnell, 36 percent support or lean to Deeds. A 56 percent majority of independents are siding with or leaning to McDonnell, 29 percent of independents are siding with or leaning to Deeds. The poll also indicates both candidates do well with rank-and-file members of their respective political parties. Even though some observers have...
  • Obama tries to rally Dems for Deeds ("Tries")

    10/28/2009 3:47:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies · 922+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/28/2009 | Jonathan Martin
    President Obama exhorted Virginia Democrats Tuesday to get behind their underdog gubernatorial nominee Creigh Deeds, urging them to shake off the complacency that has plagued the party this year. (snip) After winning consecutive governor’s race, seizing the state’s two Senate seats and ending a 44-year streak of supporting Republican presidential candidates to help elect the nation’s first African-American president, many Virginia Democrats have greeted this year’s election with a collective yawn. Polls show a chasm between the enthusiasm of Republicans for McDonnell, a former attorney general, and Democrats for state Sen. Deeds – a disparity perhaps best illustrated by the...
  • Caption Zero campaigning in Virginia

    10/27/2009 4:46:34 PM PDT · by Dewey Revoltnow · 33 replies · 1,031+ views
  • In Virginia, Dems Dis Deeds As Republicans Roll

    10/27/2009 5:39:07 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 7 replies · 490+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | October 27, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    With only a week to go before we vote in Virginia’s odd-year election, the outcome looks good for the Republican statewide slate. The Democrats, optimistic a month ago, have taken to blaming their candidate, Creigh Deeds, for the loss to come — although Deeds has run exactly the race the national Democrats wanted him to run, trying to use a "wedge" issue to mislead voters.
  • SurveyUSA: McDonnell Crushing Deeds (+17)

    10/27/2009 1:06:47 PM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 24 replies · 1,031+ views
    A SurveyUSA poll conducted Oct. 25-26 of Virginia voters puts Republican Bob McDonnell up by 17 percentage points in next Tuesday's election for governor -- the fifth public poll in the past week that gives him a commanding, double-digit lead over Democratic nominee Creigh Deeds. The SurveyUSA poll, which canvassed 502 voters who say they are likely to cast a ballot on Nov. 3, puts McDonnell up by 58 percent to 41 percent. McDonnell has a strong lead among political independents, 60 percent to 38 percent. McDonnell is peeling away parts of the voter coalition that has boosted recent Democratic...
  • Name of the game: Cut your losses (Virginia Gov Race)

    10/27/2009 7:05:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies · 1,019+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/27/2009 | Curt Anderson
    Memo to the White House political smart guys: It’s not that the body isn’t cold yet; it’s that the body is not even dead yet. There will be plenty of time after the election for you to explain that Creigh Deeds’s loss in Virginia had nothing to do with the president’s 25-point drop in job approval. It had nothing to do with the fact that a majority of Americans in every survey disapprove of the policies the president is advocating. Nothing to do with the 4.2 million jobs lost since Inauguration Day. Nothing to do with the 36 percent rise...
  • PRUDEN: Something really scary for Obama's Democrats

    10/26/2009 8:49:53 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 31 replies · 2,322+ views ^ | 10/27/09 | Wesley Pruden
    Bill Clinton, accustomed to speaking to cheering thousands at a hundred grand a pop, was dispatched the other night to a Deeds rally to set the throng on fire with one of his late-October stumpwallopers. The rally, such as it was, was held not at an arena or a hotel - not even a Motel 6 - but in a campaign office in the Washington suburbs. The "throng" was counted in the dozens, about the size of a PTA meeting. Not even Bubba could dispel the gloom of a wake.
  • Gun lobby unleashes 'Sopranos'-like on Virginia governor's race -- 'if you know what's good for ya'

    10/26/2009 7:48:57 PM PDT · by Baladas · 7 replies · 928+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 26, 2009 | Johanna Neuman
    It is surely one of the most unusual pitches in this year's gubernatorial elections -- a Tony Soprano-like figure defending New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent efforts to close the gun show loophole and warning Virginians not to get too attached to their Second Amendment freedoms "if ya know what's good for ya." Bloomberg underwrote a commercial in April that attacked former Virginia Atty. Gen. Bob McDonnell for his pro-gun positions and pushed for the closure of the state's "gun show loophole." Now Bloomberg is running for re-election, McDonnell is running for governor and the nation's larger gun lobby --...
  • New WaPo Virginia Poll: The Crosstabs

    10/26/2009 5:03:55 PM PDT · by freespirited · 4 replies · 454+ views
    WaPo ^ | 10/26/09 | Jennifer Agiesta
    With one week to go before voters in Virginia head to the polls, Republican Robert McDonnell has a double-digit lead over Democrat Creigh Deeds according to a new Washington Post poll. Here are selected crosstabs from the new poll of 1,206 likely voters. Q. If the election were being held today and the candidates were Creigh Deeds, the Democrat and Bob McDonnell, the Republican, for whom would you vote? Deeds McDonnell All likely voters 44% 55% More results and question wording from the poll can be found here. Men 39 59 Women 48 50 White 34 64 African American 89...
  • McDonnell has double-digit lead in Va. governor's race, Post poll says (Down goes dirty Deeds)

    10/26/2009 2:31:50 PM PDT · by Ravi · 17 replies · 1,189+ views
    Compost ^ | 10/26/09 | Cohen
    Republican Robert F. McDonnell carries a double-digit lead over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds into the final week of the campaign for Virginia governor, according to a new Washington Post poll.
  • GOP group to air ad during Monday Night Football [Creigh Deeds and higher taxes]

    10/26/2009 2:46:56 PM PDT · by freespirited · 6 replies · 452+ views
    WaPo ^ | 10/26/09 | Anita Kumar
    The Republican Governors Association will air a new TV ad across the state tonight during the Washington Redskins-Philadelphia Eagles game on Monday Night Football. The topic? Taxes, of course. The ad refers views to the Website "Deeds' game plan to raise taxes is what will result in Democrats turning over the governorship,'' RGA spokesman Mike Schrimpf said. Watch the ad here: [link to follow]
  • McDonnell has double-digit lead in Va. governor's race, Post poll says

    10/26/2009 2:34:44 PM PDT · by freespirited · 26 replies · 1,160+ views
    WaPo ^ | 10/26/09 | Jon Cohen and Rosalind S. Helderman
    Republican Robert McDonnell carries a double-digit lead over Democrat Creigh Deeds into the final week of the campaign for Virginia governor, according to a new Washington Post poll. The Republican, briefly buffeted in the polls by voters' initial reaction to the publication of his 1989 graduate school thesis, has rebounded to big advantages on the top issues, particularly taxes, and is now seen as the more effective leader, more honest and more empathetic. McDonnell is also buoyed by support outside of Northern Virginia, where he is currently outperforming all other top-of-the-ticket Republican candidates this decade. Statewide, McDonnell now leads Deeds...
  • Deeds makes his pitch at 11 area churches

    10/26/2009 4:01:29 AM PDT · by republicangel · 35 replies · 1,347+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | October 26, 2009 | Bill Bartel
    Prayer stopped for a few moments Sunday at 11 churches in Chesapeake and Portsmouth as pastors allowed time for a little bit of politicking between hymns of joy and sermons of salvation. State Del. Lionell Spruill Sr. came to visit, bringing along Democratic candidate for governor Creigh Deeds and envelopes of tickets to one of the hottest political events in Hampton Roads this season. Conducting what has become a tradition for Democrats running for high statewide posts, Spruill led Deeds on a five-hour whirlwind tour of Sunday services, with staff members and reporters in tow. At each stop, Deeds, a...
  • Virginia Gov 2009: RTD Endorsement: Why Virginia Needs Bob McDonnell [R]

    10/25/2009 3:41:49 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 21 replies · 611+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | October 25, 2009 | Editorial
    *break* ...This year's election for governor will have consequences -- for the next four years. Voters face a heightened civic responsibility to elect a gifted leader who is also an able manager. The commonwealth is fortunate that two thoroughly decent, knowledgeable men are seeking its highest office this year. Creigh Deeds and Bob McDonnell have long records of admirable public service. We believe that each possesses the integrity and experience required to be governor of Virginia, one of the most powerful executive offices in the country. Both candidates, for example, seem to understand that the state's difficulties with information technology...
  • VA Homosexual group endorsed Democrat Wagner for VA Lt. Gov (BARF ALERT)

    10/24/2009 11:37:57 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 9 replies · 684+ views
    (Arlington, VA) Equality Virginia PAC announced at a press conference in Arlington today its endorsement of Jody Wagner for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. "In every respect, Jody Wagner has demonstrated that she will walk with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Virginians on the path to full equality," said Equality Virginia PAC CEO, Jon Blair, at a joint press conference with Wagner. Delegate Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria) said, "Jody Wagner has what it takes to make a great lieutenant governor. Not only does she know Virginia's finances, but she also knows what it takes to run a small business. Jody puts...
  • In Virginia, A Done Deeds?

    10/24/2009 4:45:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 1,550+ views | October 24, 2009 | Ken Blackwell
    As an old football player, I’m only too familiar with the phenomenon of the “Monday morning quarterback.” But the Democratic party, and specifically, the Obama White House political operation, have a new variation: They’re now doing Monday morning analyses in advance of the game. And in the case of the Virginia Governor’s race, the Democrats seem engaged in Friday mourning for their candidate, R. Creigh Deeds. Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate, Bob McDonnell, holds a comfortable lead in every published poll. McDonnell seems to have weathered the worst that the Washington Post could throw at him. The Post dredged up McDonnell’s...
  • Criticism by Obama aides exasperates Va. Democrats

    10/23/2009 10:31:14 PM PDT · by kingattax · 19 replies · 1,231+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2009 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    Virginia Democratic candidate R. Creigh Deeds said Friday that he was confused and frustrated by statements from senior aides to President Obama that Deeds had rejected their advice in running his campaign for governor as some state party activists denounced what they saw as a betrayal by advisers to a president they helped elect a year ago. Deeds said he was puzzled by the comments from unnamed Obama administration officials who said that he had virtually no chance to defeat Republican Robert F. McDonnell and that such a loss would reflect on Deeds's failings rather than on Obama's popularity. They...
  • Democrat blasts White House for anonymous sniping

    10/23/2009 12:53:29 PM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 21 replies · 1,026+ views
    Democrat blasts White House for anonymous sniping Posted: October 23rd, 2009 03:46 PM ET From CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby The president last campaigned for Deeds in August. WASHINGTON (CNN) – A well-known Democratic strategist in Virginia is blasting the White House for placing anonymous quotes in the Washington Post in a pre-emptive effort to blame Creigh Deeds for what might be a loss in the state's upcoming gubernatorial election. David "Mudcat" Saunders, who gained political fame helping Democrat Mark Warner reach out to rural voters during Warner's successful 2001 gubernatorial bid, told CNN Friday that trying to blame Deeds...

    10/23/2009 7:52:17 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 37 replies · 839+ views
    MSNBC ^ | October 23, 2009 | Mark Murray
    In an interview earlier this month, Creigh Deeds (D) blamed, in part, the Democrats’ national agenda as he trails Bob McDonnell (R) in Virginia’s gubernatorial race. “Frankly, a lot of what’s going on in Washington has made it very tough,” he said. But now the White House is blaming Deeds. A senior administration official tells the Washington Post that Deeds made several mistakes in his campaign. "I understood in the beginning why there was some reluctance to run all around the state with Barack Obama," the official said. "You don't do that in Virginia. But when you consider the African...
  • McDonnell wins Bell's endorsement [Politician switches from Deeds to McDonnell mid-race]

    10/22/2009 2:14:51 PM PDT · by freespirited · 22 replies · 866+ views
    Roanoke Times ^ | 10/21/09 | Mason Adams
    Former Virginia Sen. Brandon Bell endorsed Republican Bob McDonnell for governor Wednesday after spending most of the summer and fall in support of Democrat Creigh Deeds. Bell, a Republican, served two separate terms in the Senate but was defeated twice, first by Sen. John Edwards, D-Roanoke, in a general election and later by Sen. Ralph Smith, R-Botetourt County, in a 2007 primary. Bell was among seven Republicans who endorsed Deeds in July. Bell said at the time that he had worked with both men but that Deeds "simply will make better decisions on key issues facing the commonwealth." In a...
  • Deeds ignored advice, White House says

    10/23/2009 12:10:47 AM PDT · by kingattax · 51 replies · 2,149+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 23, 2009 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Anne E. Kornblut
    Top Democrats seek to shield Obama in case of election loss Sensing that victory in the race for Virginia governor is slipping away, Democrats at the national level are laying the groundwork to blame a loss in a key swing state on a weak candidate who ran a poor campaign that failed to fully embrace President Obama until days before the election. Senior administration officials have expressed frustration with how Democrat R. Creigh Deeds has handled his campaign for governor, refusing early offers of strategic advice and failing to reach out to several key constituencies that helped Obama win Virginia...
  • Virginia Gov 2009: Obama steps up activity for Deeds; Republicans up big in poll

    10/21/2009 3:23:18 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 25 replies · 858+ views
    President Barack Obama’s Oct. 27 appearance on behalf of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds will be at Old Dominion University, his campaign said today. The president will appear a week before Election Day at ODU’s Ted Constant Center. Obama will try to reignite the voters who helped him become the first Democratic presidential candidate in 44 years to carry Virginia. Deeds, meantime, has released a new television ad in which Obama encourages Virginia Democrats to help elect the state senator as governor. The development came as Public Policy Polling released a survey that shows Republicans leading by double-digits in all...
  • McDonnell In Virginia Up 19 Points, Independents 3 to 1

    10/20/2009 4:56:18 PM PDT · by GoMonster · 100 replies · 4,610+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 10/20/09 | Survey USA
    In Virginia, New High For McDonnell, Comfortable Leads for Other Republicans in VA Statewide Contests: Two weeks until votes are counted in the election for Virginia Governor, Republican Bob McDonnell continues to dominate Democrat Creigh Deeds, according to a SurveyUSA poll for WJLA-TV Washington DC and WDBJ-TV Roanoke. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released two weeks ago, McDonnell is up 5 points; Deeds is down 3. Today, it's McDonnell 59%, Deeds 40%. McDonnell leads among both men and women, young and old, rich and poor, educated and less-educated, and in all regions of the state. In the contest for...
  • McDonnell's Lead Grows To Eight Points, 49-41

    10/20/2009 8:32:51 AM PDT · by freespirited · 12 replies · 630+ views
    TPM ^ | 10/20/09 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    A new poll out this morning shows Bob McDonnell extending his lead in the Virginia gubernatorial race two weeks before Election Day. McDonnell now leads his Democratic opponent, Creigh Deeds 49-41. Ten percent of voters remain undecided in the contest. The poll of 605 registered voters was conducted by Clarus research over the weekend. In Clarus' last poll, taken in Sept., McDonnell led by 5 points with 20% undecided. Internals from the poll show McDonnell gaining among women, independents and voters outside the populous D.C. suburbs. Despite weeks of Democratic attacks over his 1989 master's thesis -- attacks which focused...
  • Poll: 1989 McDonnell thesis has had minimal impact on voters (McDonnell 45, Deeds 31)

    10/19/2009 5:39:56 PM PDT · by freespirited · 16 replies · 743+ views
    WVEC ^ | 10/19/09 | Mike Gooding
    NORFOLK – Election Day is November 3. A new poll from WVEC, the Virginian-Pilot and Christopher Newport University shows Republican Bob McDonnell is comfortably ahead of Democratic challenger Creigh Deeds in the race for Virginia governor. If the election for Governor were held today, for whom would you be most likely to vote? Bob McDonnell: 44.7% Creigh Deeds: 30.9% Undecided: 21.9% CNU professor and pollster Quentin Kidd says with so many voters on the fence, Deeds has a chance, albeit a slim one at this point. "It suggests the Deeds campaign has room in the voting population out there to...
  • Clinton, McAuliffe to Stump for Deeds

    10/19/2009 9:29:16 AM PDT · by freespirited · 11 replies · 511+ views
    MSDNC ^ | 10/19/09
    In advance of President Obama campaigning for Creigh Deeds next week in Virginia's upcoming gubernatorial contest, Team Deeds has just announced that Bill Clinton -- along with Terry McAuliffe, whom Deeds defeated in the Dem primary -- will stump for Deeds tomorrow in Northern Virginia. Democrats are trying to do everything they can to narrow a race that Republican Bob McDonnell is comfortably leading, according to the polls.
  • The Old Switcheroo [RAT Hypocrisy in Virginia]

    10/19/2009 9:25:46 AM PDT · by freespirited · 1 replies · 353+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 10/19/09 | Editorial Board
    Whether Bob McDonnell still believes everything he wrote in his 1989 thesis is a fair question. So is this one: Should Creigh Deeds be the one to ask it? As The Washington Post noted in a recent profile, Deeds often calls himself a "work in progress." And indeed, he is notorious for switching positions on several hot-button issues, from gay marriage to the gun-show loophole. "My thoughts have evolved in a lot of respects," Deeds says. Well, then: If Deeds' thoughts can evolve -- often quite rapidly; in the case of the state's marriage amendment, he made an apparent reversal...
  • A Predictable, Yet Audacious, Endorsement [Washington Post/Creigh Deeds love affair]

    10/18/2009 12:04:51 PM PDT · by freespirited · 4 replies · 562+ views
    NRO ^ | 10/18/09
      The Washington Post’s endorsement of Creigh Deeds is one of the least-surprising newspaper endorsements of all time, and yet, it demonstrates a certain audaciousness on the part of that paper’s editors.The Post endorses Democrats in almost every statewide and national race; the rare exceptions tend to come in races where it will make no significant difference. (The editors endorsed Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich’s reelection bid in 2006, a year in which he looked pretty doomed from the start.) They repeatedly endorsed Rep. Jim Moran despite his embarrassing behavior.If the paper’s endorsement editorials began, “we are, by and large, liberals,...
  • Dishonesty for Deeds

    10/18/2009 10:21:04 AM PDT · by freespirited · 18 replies · 664+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/18/09 | Jed Babbin
    Today’s Washington Post endorsement of Democrat R. Creigh Deeds in the Virginia gubernatorial race is no surprise, given the Post’s determined and months-long effort to “macaca” Deeds’ opponent, Republican Bob McDonnell. But the editorial endorsement is a self-parody of liberal hyperbole and inconsistency. The Post again raises the strawman of McDonnell’s 1989 graduate dissertation, apparently cribbing from Ted Kennedy’s infamous denunciation of Robert Bork’s nomination to the Supreme Court. On July 1, 1987, within an hour of Bork’s nomination, Kennedy delivered a fiery speech saying, “Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back alley...
  • Gubernatorial candidates seek out college voting bloc: Cville Registrar Predicts Low Turnout

    10/17/2009 8:59:03 PM PDT · by freespirited · 5 replies · 406+ views
    Cavalier Daily ^ | 10/14/09 | Bethel Habte
    Gubernatorial candidates Creigh Deeds and Bob McDonnell have toured, tailgated and twittered to win an elusive, college-age voting bloc. Efforts from the campaigns, both Democrat and Republican, to improve student voter turn-out, however, may only go so far at the University, where apathy, registration confusion and pre-voting numbers seem to foreshadow a potentially low turnout. Charlottesville General Registrar Sheri Iachetta said gubernatorial races historically bring in fewer voters than presidential elections, and that this year, absentee turnout might fall to 40 percent, lower than what it has usually been in previous years.
  • Mr. Deeds for Governor [BARF ALERT]

    10/17/2009 8:45:52 PM PDT · by freespirited · 30 replies · 1,240+ views
    Washpost ^ | 10/18/09 | Idiotorial Board
    A LEGACY of sound policies, coupled with the proximity of the federal government, has partially protected Virginia from the harsh retrenchments that the recession has forced on many states. Yet the commonwealth faces a daunting crisis in the form of a drastic shortfall in transportation funding, measured in the tens of billions of dollars, that threatens future prosperity. If the current campaign for governor has clarified anything, it is that state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, the Democratic nominee, has the good sense and political courage to maintain the forward-looking policies of the past while addressing the looming challenge of fixing...
  • Deeds: Obama will campaign for me

    10/16/2009 3:26:29 PM PDT · by freespirited · 21 replies · 644+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/16/09 | Peter Hamby
    Creigh Deeds, Virginia's Democratic candidate for governor, is pledging that President Obama will campaign for him again before Election Day. The President has scheduled a rally next week with Gov. Jon Corzine in New Jersey, but the White House has been quiet on whether Obama will do the same favor for Deeds, who is trailing Republican Bob McDonnell in the polls. Obama last appeared with Deeds at a rally in August. When asked for an update on the situation by NBC12 News in Richmond, Deeds didn't hesitate. "President Obama will be back in Virginia, yes," he said. "He will be...
  • Clinton to Campaign for Deeds

    10/16/2009 10:06:23 AM PDT · by freespirited · 11 replies · 511+ views
    Washpost ^ | 10/16/09 | Rosalind Helderman
    The President's coming to Virginia for Democrat Creigh Deeds. Former President Bill Clinton, that is. Clinton will hold a rally with Deeds somewhere inside the Beltway in Northern Virginia on Tuesday, the Deeds campaign confirms. Also in attendance will be Clinton buddy and Deeds's rival during the primary campaign, Terry McAuliffe. Clinton did several appearances for McAuliffe before the June 9 primary. His work for Deeds comes as national Democrats swing into action to try to rev up a party base that polls have shown is unenthusiastic about Deeds's candidacy. This evening, Deeds holds a fundraiser with former vice president...
  • 'It's hard to imagine a worse candidate to reassemble the Obama coalition than Creigh Deeds.'

    10/15/2009 8:04:57 AM PDT · by freespirited · 24 replies · 1,195+ views
    NRO ^ | 10/15/09
    In preparation for last night’s call — great fun, by the way, and if you’re not calling in, you ought to — I called around to my Virginia sources, and what was interesting was how little they had to say about the governor’s race. The conventional wisdom, it seems, is that the drama is waning, and even liberal bloggers are starting to write as if the race is over. Not Larry Sabato wrote that Creigh Deeds “is clearly completely lost with zero vision for what needs to happen to win this election” and predicted a Republican sweep of all statewide...
  • Gore coming to Va. for Deeds

    10/14/2009 9:21:01 AM PDT · by freespirited · 39 replies · 1,441+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/14/09 | Mike Allen
    Former Vice President Al Gore will be coming to Virginia on Friday to give a last-minute boost to the Democratic candidate for governor, Creigh Deeds, a party source said. Gore will headline a private fundraiser in McLean at the home of longtime Democratic supporters Al and Claire Dwoskin. The visit will provide positive publicity for Deeds in the days before the Nov. 3 election, when Deeds will face Bob McDonnell, the Republican nominee.
  • Virginia Governor: McDonnell 50%, Deeds 43%

    10/14/2009 9:13:28 AM PDT · by freespirited · 28 replies · 1,370+ views
    Republican Robert F. McDonnell still holds a seven-point lead over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds in the race for Virginia governor. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state shows McDonnell ahead of Deeds 50% to 43%. Six percent (6%) of Virginia voters remain undecided. The survey was taken Monday night as the two candidates clashed in their next-to-last debate of the contest. McDonnell’s lead is roughly the same as two weeks ago when he was ahead of Deeds 51% to 42%. After closing to essentially a toss-up in mid-September, the previous survey found the contest back to where it...
  • Morning Fix: Can Deeds Come Back? [VA Governor's Race]

    10/13/2009 10:22:26 AM PDT · by freespirited · 16 replies · 785+ views
    Washpost ^ | 10/14/10 | Chris Cizilla
    Two new polls -- one conducted for the Washington Post and one for the Richmond Times-Dispatch -- show former state attorney general Bob McDonnell (R) opening up a high single digit lead over state Sen. Creigh Deeds (D) with less than a month remaining in the Virginia governor's race. The polling reflects Democrats' increasingly negative view of their chances of pulling off a third straight victory in the Commonwealth and Republicans' optimism that a state that has swung heavily against them in recent years is moving back in their direction. But, since no race is ever over until all the...
  • Virginia Gubernatorial Debate: Live Online Now

    10/12/2009 5:05:25 PM PDT · by freespirited · 11 replies · 1,003+ views
    The debate is being streamed live at the link above.
  • Deeds Ad Suggests McDonnell is Robertson's, Not Fairfax's Own

    10/12/2009 10:23:36 AM PDT · by freespirited · 30 replies · 1,597+ views
    Washpost ^ | 10/12/09 | Rosalind Helderman
    Democrat Creigh Deeds is not backing off negative campaign ads against Republican Bob McDonnell, at least in the Northern Virginia area. The campaign this morning releases a new spot already airing in the Washington area, which attacks McDonnell's claim, featured on many campaign signs, that he is "Fairfax's Own" because of his Northern Virginia childhood. "Bob McDonnell says he's from Fairfax County," the narrator says. "But that was before he attended Pat Robertson's law school. And served on its board." Before, the narrator continues, he wrote that working women are detrimental to the family, he introduced 35 bills on abortion...