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  • 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.
  • First Felony Charges Brought Against Robosigners

    11/18/2011 8:53:40 AM PST · by Razzz42 · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge, ^ | November 17th, 2011 | Tyler Durden
    Up until now, fraudclosure and robosigning were both merely civil offenses, and as such the banks were actively doing all they could to bury any and all pending litigation under a large settlement umbrella, wash their hands of the whole affair and move on, with nobody in danger of actually walking the plank and certainly not in danger of going to jail. That has all changed as of now, following a Nevada Grand Jury handing down criminal indictments against two title officers employed by Lender Processing Services Inc. for allegedly directing and supervising a robo-signing scheme, in which documents filed...
  • The Significance of Yesterday's Elections

    11/04/2009 6:31:50 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 6 replies · 485+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 11-4-09 | Stoutcat
    Mr. Natural sez...
  • Big 3 race live thread - (Vir-Gov, NJ-Gov, NY-23)

    11/03/2009 6:10:38 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 1,938 replies · 123,286+ views
    Me | 11/3/09 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Follow those races here. Report turnout, exit polls etc. as they happen..
  • VIRGINIANS!! FReep this poll

    11/03/2009 5:25:18 AM PST · by tgusa · 3 replies · 351+ views
    Norfolk Virginian-Pilot ^ | Nov 3 2009 | self
  • 'I hope' Obama not delaying troop decision to help Corzine and Deeds'

    11/01/2009 8:35:29 AM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 62 replies · 3,631+ views
    Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch brought up a claim he said "some people" have made, that President Barack Obama is waiting until after this year's gubernatorial election in New Jersey and Virginia before making a decision on sending more troops to Afghanistan. “Some people have even been, I think, hyper-critical in suggesting that he’s waiting until after the election because they have some tough governorships up for election” Hatch said In an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union with John King, “I hope that’s not the case.” Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown said he knows Hatch didn’t say he...
  • The new GOP model: Virginia shows the way to win

    10/31/2009 3:27:43 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies · 1,193+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 31, 2009 | Rich Lowry
    The Republican Party has no national leaders. Its stand ing with voters is at an all- time low. It battens itself on an ideological purity that turns off the center and can't appeal to an increasingly suburban and diverse electorate. If it is not fated to go the way of the Federalists or the Whigs, it is certainly a spent force. This is the rote obituary for the GOP that the left can't resist. It is all the more alluring for its elements of truth: A party that holds neither the presidency, the House nor the Senate won't be stacked...
  • Election 2009: Virginia Governor Election [McDonnell up 13]

    10/28/2009 11:11:08 AM PDT · by Norman Bates · 24 replies · 995+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/28/09 | Scott Rasmussen
    Republican Robert F. McDonnell has now opened a 13-point lead over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds with less than a week to go in the race for governor of Virginia. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state - taken last night just after President Obama made a campaign appearance for Deeds in the state - shows McDonnell ahead 54% to 41%. Only four percent (4%) remain undecided. Earlier this month, McDonnell led by seven, and last month he was up by nine. [snip] Among those likely to vote, 49% approve of the way Obama has handled his job as...
  • Deeds' Down-Ballot Drag?

    10/28/2009 3:28:25 AM PDT · by paudio · 24 replies · 755+ views
    WaPo/The Fix ^ | October 27, 2009 | Chris Cillizza
    Amid tumbling poll numbers and signs of major money problems, Democratic strategists have begun privately grousing that state Sen. Creigh Deeds could prove a significant drag on critical downballot races in Virginia next Tuesday. One senior Democratic strategist who has closely followed the contest in Virginia said that the "chances are somewhere between solid and definite" that Deeds declining performance would hamper the party's chances of winning LG and AG races. Of those downballot contests, the source added: "They pretty much live in the shadow of the top of the ticket."
  • Obama set to lose first election test in Virginia’s governor race

    10/27/2009 10:59:39 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 18 replies · 1,245+ views
    Times Online (U.K.) ^ | October 28, 2009 | Giles Whittell
    Soon after polls closed on November 4 last year, officials announced the most momentous state result of the night. Barack Obama had become the first Democrat in 40 years to win Virginia. The race for the White House was effectively over. Next Tuesday, barring an electoral earthquake, the Democratic candidate for Governor of Virginia will lose to a Republican, possibly by a double-digit margin. In the Democrats’ first big test at the polls since Mr Obama swept to power, his aides have been reduced to spreading the blame for Creigh Deeds’s presumed defeat in private briefings. Despite the bad blood,...
  • Virginia Polls Confirm Big Lead For Conservatives

    10/27/2009 1:44:33 PM PDT · by jay1949 · 6 replies · 600+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | October 27, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    No sooner was the ink dry on this morning’s article, In Virginia Dems Dis Deeds As Republicans Roll, than there were two new polls confirming double-digit leads for the Republican slate. The stage has been set for a conservative landslide in the statewide races.
  • Obama Pushes For Deeds in Norfolk Today (barf alert)

    10/27/2009 10:18:03 AM PDT · by khnyny · 29 replies · 833+ views ^ | October 27, 2009 | Derrick Rose
    HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - President Barack Obama is expected to draw thousands to the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk today as he continues to campaign for Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Creigh Deeds . Crews inside "The Ted" worked overnight Tuesday to change the venue from a comedy event to the stage that can handle a major political rock show. The Deeds campaign has been running ads for weeks showing the President supporting Deeds for Governor. Today he'll be doing it in person, much to the enjoyment of his youngest supporters. 9-year-old Asia Shell and her father, who both campaigned...
  • PRUDEN: Something really scary for Obama's Democrats

    10/27/2009 9:13:43 AM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 17 replies · 1,469+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2009 | Wesley Pruden
    This is one Mr. Deeds who apparently isn't going to town. The collapse of the Democratic campaign for governor of Virginia speaks volumes about what the body politic is trying to tell Obama's Democrats. They're learning, painfully, that campaigning without George Bush is baffling, frustrating and scary. Worse, it offers a preview of what the congressional campaigning will be like next year. For weeks, The Washington Post, house organ of the national Democratic Party, pounded away at McDonnell, the Republican nominee, for having written politically incorrect term papers in graduate school, as proof that he doesn't like women very much....
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Democrats brace for end of Virginia winning streak

    10/26/2009 3:18:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 783+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 10/25/2009 | Steven Thomms
    The Democrats' decade-long push into Virginia -- a national bragging point that they were moving into the once-solid Republican South -- may be coming to an end. Polls suggest that the Republicans could win the governor's office on Nov. 3 for the first time in more than a decade. One of only two statewide races this year -- the other is the governor's race in New Jersey -- the Virginia contest is being watched as a referendum not only on the Democrats' appeal in the region, but also on the party's agenda next door in Washington. President Barack Obama will...
  • Democrats look set to lose key election

    10/24/2009 2:39:38 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 18 replies · 1,887+ views
    Times Online (U.K.) ^ | October 25, 2009 | Christina Lamb
    The hundreds of civil war gravestones in Culpeper cemetery tell of the town’s bloody history. Halfway between the opposing capitals of Richmond and Washington, it saw more battles than anywhere else in the United States. Today this town in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge mountains is a battlefield of a different kind. In 10 days’ time Virginia, which last November voted for a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time since 1964, goes to the polls for a governor in the first electoral test of the Obama presidency. This contest between Bob McDonnell, a Republican, and Creigh Deeds, a...
  • Criticism by Obama aides exasperates Va. Democrats

    10/24/2009 9:28:14 AM PDT · by moose2004 · 31 replies · 1,341+ views ^ | 10/24/09 | moose2004
    Deeds says he was unaware of conflicts over race strategy
  • Obama’s Transparency Proven To Be A Lie Once More

    10/23/2009 5:19:33 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 324+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-23-09 | Curt
    Ahhhhh, here's that "transparency" on display once again: 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 is "bulls**t" when Democrats around the country are "just tired of politics." ~~~ In a story published Friday, a senior administration official told...
  • Politics at play as Obama helps anemic Democrats

    10/23/2009 12:30:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 687+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/23/09 | Philip Elliott - ap
    BOSTON – President Barack Obama lent his popularity and cash-raising abilities to embattled fellow Democrats on Friday, defending White House allies whose losses would be an embarrassment for the president. Obama began a day of politicking with a quick "official" event at Cambridge's Massachusetts Institute of Technology to challenge the nation to lead the global economy in clean energy. But even as he stood in front of the seal of the presidency, Obama didn't forget politics. He praised Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's "leadership and vision," saying he has endeavored to make his state "a clean energy leader" — remarks sure...
  • Limbaugh Says Obama Already "Throwing Under the Bus" Dem Virginia Candidate Deeds - Video

    10/23/2009 10:28:25 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies · 659+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 23, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Rush Limbaugh today talking about what he calls a "monumental story." Rush talks about the fact that Obama's White House is already "throwing under the bus" Democrat candidate for Virginia Governor Creigh Deeds. He is trailing by double-digits less than two weeks before the November 4 election. Limbaugh said Obama is showing his colors to Democrats, that Obama will not stand by his candidates when they are polling badly. In fact, Limbaugh called the leaks published in the Washington Post a "political assassination of a Democrat Candidate before the election." . . . (VIDEO)
  • Join President Obama and me (Desperate Creigh Deeds to Rally with Obama Oct 27)

    10/23/2009 8:20:23 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 35 replies · 1,177+ views ^ | Oct 23, 2009 | Creigh Deeds
    Dear Obamaphile-- Having President Obama's support in my campaign for governor of Virginia is an honor. The only thing to match it is having the support of you and the movement that made President Obama's victory possible. Thanks to you, Virginia's future is stronger and its politics will never be the same. But what you did in 2008 was only the beginning, and I want to make sure that what you started never stops. We're currently facing the effects of the failed national policies of the past -- unemployment, struggling small businesses, and too many home foreclosures. We can't...

    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...
  • McDonnell, the Christian conservative

    10/21/2009 7:38:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies · 1,126+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/21/2009 | Ben Smith
    Virginia Democrats are highlighting this video of GOP gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell from a rally-the-base speech earlier today at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University in Lynchburg. McDonnell's promise to be a champion for traditional marriage and anti-abortion stalwart comes on the morning following the final debate of the governor's race Tuesday night -- a debate where the Republican said that, if elected, his focus would be on issues such as jobs, transportation and energy. Pressed about his opposition to abortion at the debate, McDonnell was far less expansive than in front of the evangelical students at Liberty. And, it should be...
  • 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...
  • Deeds on Youtube...his plan to raise taxes

    10/20/2009 8:40:24 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies · 420+ views
  • News7 Poll (SUSA): Republicans hold comfortable leads in statewide contests (Virginia)

    10/20/2009 1:28:27 PM PDT · by Ravi · 46 replies · 1,870+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 10/20/09 | susa
    According to a new News7 SurveyUSA poll, if the governor's election was held today, Republican Bob McDonnell would easily win the race over Democrat Creigh Deeds. It shows McDonnell with a 59 percent to 40 percent lead over Deeds.
  • Dems see path for Deeds in Virginia

    10/18/2009 4:45:14 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 67 replies · 2,637+ views ^ | October 18, 2009 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    With just over two weeks left until Virginia’s gubernatorial election, Democrat Creigh Deeds is left with a narrow path to victory, one that hinges on energizing key demographic groups and the durability of the Old Dominion’s new politics. Even as Deeds trails Republican Bob McDonnell by eight and nine points in two of the most recent polls, his campaign and other analysts can still envision a comeback made possible in no small part because of the state’s political turn leftward. Virginia’s Washington, D.C. suburbs, where one-third of voters reside, have gone from being a battleground region to a Democratic bulwark...
  • EDITORIAL: Robert F. McDonnell for governor (Endorsement)

    10/18/2009 6:26:44 AM PDT · by CharlesWayneCT · 27 replies · 733+ views
    The Manassas News/Messenger ^ | 10/18/2009 | Editors
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Robert F. McDonnell has a detailed plan for tackling transportation issues that includes everything from tolls to privatizing ABC stores in order to gain revenue specifically for transportation. While everything in his transportation plan may not work, we are impressed at the effort he put forth in coming up with solutions, something his opponent seemed wary of doing. ... Of course, being a Republican, he is also eager to trim waste from the state’s budget and maintain low taxes, both things we appreciate. We are afraid that taxes would be a simple answer to many problems from...
  • Top donors to the McDonnell and Deeds campaigns in September

    10/16/2009 7:07:10 PM PDT · by blueyon · 3 replies · 601+ views
    Richmond Times ^ | 10/16/09 | Staff Reporters
    Largest contributions Top donors to the McDonnell and Deeds campaigns in September:
  • Virginia Dems wonder: Maybe we should have gone with McAuliffe

    10/13/2009 6:44:20 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 16 replies · 927+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | October 13, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    The body is not even cool yet. Hell, the election hasn't even happened yet, and the Democrats are already trying to figure what went is going to go wrong. Now this is my kind of campaign. Some may remember that Clinton White House Hotelier and Barista Terry McAuliffe ran for Virginia governor this year and lost in the primary to Creigh Deeds. Deeds had 50% of the vote with McAuliffe at 26% and Brian Moran at 24%. The New York Times thinks that maybe the Virginia Democrats drew the short straw with Deeds.
  • 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...
  • 2 State Races May Put Focus on President (in a bad way per NY Slimes)

    10/11/2009 9:52:48 PM PDT · by Ravi · 15 replies · 1,692+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 10/12/09 | nagourney
    LEESBURG, Va. — When President Obama captured the White House nearly a year ago, his victory in Virginia was, for many Democrats, one of the most heartening moments of the night.
  • Democrats face defeat in Virginia as Barack Obama becomes liability

    10/11/2009 11:45:55 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 28 replies · 2,044+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | October 11, 2009 | Alex Spillius
    President Barack Obama is facing defeat in his first electoral test since he won the White House, with the Republicans leading the polls for the governor's race in the swing state of Virginia. Just nine months into his presidency, Mr Obama has proved more of a hindrance than a help to the Democratic candidate, Creigh Deeds. Unlike Democrats across the country in 2008, the state senator is keeping a very loose grip on the president's coat-tails. "Frankly, a lot of what's going on in Washington has made it very tough," he said at a recent forum, adding that voters were...
  • Democrats may lose two state governors' races

    10/10/2009 3:04:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 1,559+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/10/09 | Jon Hurdle
    CAMDEN, New Jersey (Reuters) – Democrats running for governor in New Jersey and Virginia face possible defeat in November, despite strong showings by President Barack Obama in those states last year, in elections that could render the first judgments on the Obama presidency. New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, a close Obama ally, is struggling to win re-election in the face of a strong challenge by Republican Christopher Christie. The Obama administration has turned out in support of Corzine, a wealthy former Goldman Sachs executive. At a rally in Atlantic City this week, Vice President Joe Biden said it was "critically...
  • Creigh Deeds vs. 'What's Going On in Washington'

    10/09/2009 7:20:12 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 20 replies · 828+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 9, 2009 | Michael Gerson
    Creigh Deeds, the Democrat running for governor of Virginia, may not be much of a candidate, but he has a future as a political commentator. During a recent interview, Deeds explained his trouble gaining political traction: "Frankly, a lot of what's going on in Washington has made it very tough. We had a very tough August because people were just uncomfortable with the spending; they were uncomfortable with a lot of what was going on, a lot of the noise that was coming out of Washington, D.C." Some of this is blame-shifting. Deeds has made plenty of mistake...But Deeds is...
  • Great news from Virginia: McDonnell takes "commanding lead" over Deeds

    10/08/2009 4:02:35 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 7 replies · 478+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | October 8, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    I was going to put this in the Newsstand, but there is so much good stuff in this Washington Post/ABC Poll and the accompanying article that it needs a full post. I'll give you the highlights but the Post story is worth your time. First off, McDonnell leads by 53-44, a margin of 9, up 4 points from last month in the same poll. But that isn't really even the story. Deeds is tanking in pretty much every demographic and in places he should be doing well. But let's not waste the Post's take on it with a paraphrase.
  • McDonnell Widens Lead in Virginia Governor's Race (Compost Poll: M-53, D-44)

    10/08/2009 2:29:45 PM PDT · by Ravi · 13 replies · 1,194+ views
    Compost ^ | 10/08/09 | Hineman
    Republican Robert F. McDonnell has taken a commanding lead over R. Creigh Deeds in the race for governor of Virginia, as momentum the Democrat had built with an attack on his opponent's conservative social views has dissipated, according to a new Washington Post poll.
  • Awesome McDonnell ad: Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap

    10/07/2009 9:04:22 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 5 replies · 597+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | October 7, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    With a name like Deeds, using AC/DC in an ad is a gimme.
  • Ironically, He's Paid Good Money for All Those Negative Ads (Anti-Creigh Deeds Web Ad Uses AC/DC)

    10/06/2009 4:37:25 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 22 replies · 1,219+ views
    When your name is Creigh Deeds, your opposition is going to be awfully tempted to use the AC/DC song. When you run a negative campaign, you kind of invite it. When Rep. Jim Moran, a Democrat (and brother of one of Deeds's primary rivals), starts telling the press that his campaign is too negative, and that, "he's got to give people a reason to vote for Creigh" . . . well, the temptation is overwhelming. Ladies and gentlemen, the Republican Party of Virginia fills a need:
  • Did I Really Just See That?

    10/05/2009 10:59:42 AM PDT · by Selkirk · 1 replies · 644+ views
    Political Castaway ^ | 10/5/2009 | Selkirk
    I've been seeing a new commercial for Creigh Deeds recently. It's been getting a lot of airtime in the Northern Virginia market. Although I'm glad to see the Deeds campaign try to return to a discussion about the issues, I think I'm more impressed that they could make this one with a straight face. (Notice that Senator Warner's voice is cracking a bit. Must be from all the spit-takes that they probably had to run through to get this commercial done). Video, after the jump.
  • Election 2009: Virginia Governor ElectionVirginia Governor: McDonnell 51% Deeds 42%

    10/05/2009 10:54:00 AM PDT · by Dsmoot · 26 replies · 1,605+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 30, 2009 | Rasmussen
    Election 2009: Virginia Governor Election Virginia Governor: McDonnell 51% Deeds 42%
  • Is Virginia blocking military personnel from voting?

    10/05/2009 7:36:27 AM PDT · by kingattax · 7 replies · 745+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/04/09 | Michael Barone
    Is Virginia denying military voters the chance to vote in its state election this November? That’s what I gather from this post from the Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder and this post from Republican blogger Soren Dayton. There’s some shabby history here. In 1944 Republicans and Southern Democrats in Congress ganged up to make it difficult for military personnel—about 12 million men at the time—to vote; Republicans believed that most G.I.s would vote for Franklin Roosevelt, and Southern Democrats feared that black G.I.s would vote and get into the habit of voting. In 2000 some Democrats in Florida tried to prevent military...
  • Virginia Argues That They Don't Need To Send Out Military Absentee Ballots In Time To Vote

    10/04/2009 4:00:47 PM PDT · by khnyny · 25 replies · 2,280+ views ^ | October 3, 2009 | Soren Dayton
    Last year, we covered some of the problems in the counting of military absentee ballots in Virginia, as did others. This problem has not gone away. It has just moved. The day before election day 2008, the McCain campaign filed a complaint in the Eastern District of Virginia to force Virginia to count military absentee ballots that came in after election day. McCain lost Virginia by more than enough votes, but the case went on with the Department of Justice replacing the McCain campaign.There were filings last month and will likely be a hearing this month. So what? The Virginia...
  • POLITICO-DNC gives Deeds $1 million boost

    10/04/2009 2:03:16 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies · 1,452+ views
    The Democratic National Committee is sending an additional $1 million to aid Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds’ campaign, POLITICO has learned. The money comes in addition to the $5 million the party committee has already committed to the Virginia race, one of two governors races in the country this fall. “We’re thrilled with the additional commitment from Governor Kaine and the DNC,” said Deeds senior adviser Mo Elleithee. “The fact that they are digging so deep shows that they’re fully committed to Creigh and to this race, and we’re appreciative of their continued support.” In addition to the cash,...
  • Virginia argues that they don't need to send out military absentee ballots in time to vote

    10/03/2009 5:06:25 PM PDT · by RecallMoran · 135 replies · 6,230+ views
    The Next Right ^ | 10/03/09 | Soren Dayton
    The State of Virginia has argued in a federal court filing that they can legally send out absentee ballots to active duty soldiers the day before an election. Restated again, the Democratic Chairwoman of the Virginia State Board of Election (appointed by the Democratic National Committee Chair Tim Kaine, in his capacity as Virginia Governor) Jean Cunningham just claimed a legal basis for massively raising the barrier to voting for soldiers at war.
  • Scaremongering (Virginia Governor Race)

    09/30/2009 5:59:30 PM PDT · by CharlesWayneCT · 6 replies · 536+ views
    Manassas News/Messenger ^ | 9/29/2009 | Charles Reichley
    For all the claims of opponents, political advertisements rarely contain absolute falsehoods. When they do, even the most biased news outlets feel compelled to call out brazen lies. But there is a wide gulf between outright lies and the truth. Much of the political warfare is fought in this murky battleground of “technically correct” and “deliberately misleading.” News organizations are less likely to police this turf, and when they do, enforcement is often clouded by the political leanings of the reporters and editors. Here’s a little quiz. Which candidate for governor, being questioned by several reporters, turned to the female...