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Deeds begins charm offensive

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Trailing in the polls, State Senator Creigh Deeds, appears to be taking the advice of several prominent Democrats and embarking on an aggressive push through Virginia that is largely positive. On Monday, supporters of the Democratic nominee for Governor of Virgina, will start at tour of the Valley region, which he is calling his “Hope and Opportunity” tour. The goal of the two day swing is to share his plan to “bring economic and educational opportunity to all Virginians.”

You can see the entire list of his stops after the jump.

But that is just one prong of this new effort. Starting Saturday, the Deeds team will blanket the state in a “Women to Women” canvass event, where female Deeds supporters will share with other women the ways the Democratic nominee will support their interests when elected governor. While this event could be connected to the controversial master’s thesis written by his opponent Bob McDonnell, there is no mention of the Republican in the press material. Just like the “Hope and Opportunity” tour, the message is largely positive.

The Women to Women effort does show the Deeds campaign’s understanding that despite their repeated push, to women in particular, about the McDonnell paper, their lead is not big enough to win overall. The latest Washington Post poll shows Deeds with a very slim lead with female voters.

Sen. Deeds will kickoff the Women to Women canvass event himself here in Richmond. Similar events will take place in Falls Church, Charlottesville, McLean, Norfolk and Newport News.

More info on the “Hope and Opportunity” tour can be found after the jump:



~ Winchester, Harrisonburg and Staunton Area Events to Highlight Deeds’ Plans to Bring Economic and Educational Opportunity to all Virginians ~

ALEXANDRIA – Deeds for Virginia today announced the first stops of the ‘Hope and Opportunity Tour’ to highlight Creigh Deeds’ strong record of job creation and investing in education, along with his plan to strengthen Virginia’s economy. Deeds supporters across the Valley will gather at press events Monday in Winchester, Harrisonburg and Staunton to discuss Creigh Deeds’ plan to ensure that rural Virginia helps pave the road to economic recovery.

The ‘Hope and Opportunity Tour’ will continue Tuesday, October 12th in Southside with stops in Lynchburg, Danville and Martinsville; and on Wednesday, October 13th in Southwest with stops in Bluefield, Wytheville, Marion and Bristol.

This tour will demonstrate that the choice is clear for the small business owners and families in rural Virginia who have been hit hard by the economic downturn. Creigh Deeds is the only candidate in this race who understands the issues that Virginia communities face and has an honest plan to solve them.

Winchester Stop:

Who: Richard Cranwell, Chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia Senator Russ Potts (R-27th Dist.)

When: Monday, October 12th at 10:30 AM

Where: Sadi’s Barbershop 37 East Piccadilly Street Winchester, VA

Harrisonburg Stop:

Who: Richard Cranwell, Chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia
Mayor Kai Degner, City of Harrisonburg
Mike Breeden, Board of Supervisors
Lowell Fulk, Rockingham County Democratic Chair

When: Monday, October 12th at 1:00 PM

Where: Virginia Poultry Growers
6349 Rawley Pike
Hinton, VA

Staunton Stop:

Who: Richard Cranwell, Chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia
Lowell Fulk, Rockingham County Democratic Chair
Bruce Elder, Staunton Councilman

When: Monday, October 12th at 2:30 PM

Where: Carded Graphics
2 Industry Way
Staunton, VA


Written by Ryan Nobles

October 10, 2009 at 11:45 am

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  1. Local student group gets involved in the issues surrounding the upcoming Virginia elections.

    John Tyler Community College (JTCC) is instrumental in improving and sustaining the quality of life here in Chester, VA. This fall, some local JTCC students have come together based upon their concern for the future and partnered with local citizens to create an expert panel discussion for the upcoming elections. They want to see more folks, particularly within their age group, become more involved in the voting process. Declare Yourself, the JTCC version, has an exciting opportunity to review these issues by offering these experts from across the Commonwealth.
     Bill Murray, Dominion Resources
     George Landrith, President, Frontiers of Freedom, adjunct GMU law professor
     Larry Pratt, President, Gun Owners of America
     Jeff Horgan, Americans for Fair Taxation
     Kail Padgitt, The Tax Foundation

    On Monday October 12th at 6:30PM, join Declare Yourself and come participate in a forum to be held on the JTCC Chester campus in the Nicholas Center Room N102B.

    Some highlights of the topics that will be covered by the experts include:
     Economy and Job Creation;
     Taxes and Government Spending;
     Balance between Federal and State Powers;
     Energy Independence and
     2nd Amendment: Protection of Gun Rights

    There will be an opportunity for you to participate and ask questions.

    Invite your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to support these students and this free, non-partisan event. This event is co-sponsored by a group of local concerned citizens in Chester.

    For more information, please contact Dr. Julie Ranson, DY-JTCC student sponsor at 594-1492.

    Commonwealth of VA

    October 11, 2009 at 7:24 am

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