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Creigh Deeds nominated as the Democratic candidate for Governor

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Ryan Nobles – bio | email

It is a victory that seemed an extremely unlikely proposition just a few weeks ago. Tonight, State Senator Creigh Deeds was overwhelmingly nominated the Democratic candidate for governor. While returns are still being officially tabulated, it appears that Deeds will win with over 50-percent of the vote, a difficult proposition in a three-way race.

Deeds himself seemed surprised that he was able to overcome the well-financed operation of Terry McAuliffe and the connected establishment support of Brian Moran. Deeds rode a wave of momentum that started after the endorsement by the Washington Post and steadily grew to a full-blown force by the time the voters went to the polls.

Tonight on NBC12 we will hear from the candidates and look forward to what promises to be a competitve general election.

On a side note–

Thank you so much for your readership! Decision Virginia’s traffic on Monday was our busiest day in our short history. Our traffic today actually doubled that number.  Thank you for making us your source for political coverage and please check back often as we cover the race for Virginia’s next governor!


Written by Ryan Nobles

June 9, 2009 at 9:13 pm

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  1. I can’t believe that Democrats nominated their most liberal candidate. This is a gift to McDonnell. What? You say that Deeds is a “moderate” or even a “conservative”? Well, that’s not how he describes himself.


    “Deeds, who contends that he will not be outflanked as “the most progressive candidate in this race”

    That’s right. Deeds does not embrace being a “moderate” or a “conservative.” He embraces being not only a “progressive,” but “the most progressive.” And yes, “progressive” does mean “liberal” which is the antithesis of “conservative” and significantly to the left of “moderate.” These are Deed’s own words.


    June 11, 2009 at 10:32 am

  2. […] Deeds will appear for the exclusive interview less than three weeks before voters head to the polls across Virginia.  I last conducted an lengthy one on one interview with the candidate the day he won the endorsement of the Washington Post. That endorsement triggered a string of momentum that eventually propelled him from third place to the Democratic nomination. […]

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