Tim Craig writes that the Moran and McAuliffe camps are already at each other’s throats, with my punchy friend Jesse Ferguson firing the opening salvo by releasing a collection of some of the most negative reactions to McAuliffe’s candidacy from the media. Craig reports that Creigh Deeds “took a softer approach, welcoming McAuliffe into the race.” Well, yeah.
McAuliffe is no threat to Deeds. But he’s a disaster for Moran. McAuliffe and Moran will be fighting over the same primary votes, while Deeds can work on getting a plurality. Terry McAuliffe may be the best thing to happen for Creigh Deeds in a while.