If Bob McDonnell’s graduate school thesis isn’t having any effect on the race, as his campaign claims, then why is he running a new ad defending himself from…himself?
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We’ll look back and see this as the week that McDonnell lost the race.
Bob McDonnell HQ can’t be a happy place to work this week. The governor’s race has been static for a few months now. Sen. Creigh Deeds has been biding his time, waiting for the summer to pass by, his campaign secure in the knowledge that McDonnell’s record is awfully far to the right. Sure, Deeds …
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From the Department of Unlikely Studies of Virginia Electoral History.
In response [to Sen. Creigh Deeds’ speech] McDonnell for Governor Director of Communications J. Tucker Martin noted, “That was the most backwards looking speech ever given by a Virginia gubernatorial nominee.”
McDonnell refuses to sign an anti-tax pledge.
Bob McDonnell is refusing to sign an anti-tax pledge, and the Washington Times is upset. I’m impressed with McDonnell. We’re seeing right now, in California, what happens when a state refuses to raise taxes as a matter of principle. Sometimes it’s necessary, and to say “I’ll never raise taxes no matter what” is foolish. McDonnell …
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Dionne: Advantage Deeds.
I’m not the only one who thinks that this governor’s race is Sen. Creigh Deeds’ to lose: E.J. Dionne agrees. Dionne joined us at The Omni on the night of the election, and points out that while he’s been to a great many victory parties in his career, but “the ties to the candidate seemed …
The NRA’s endorsement quandary.
Four years ago the NRA endorsed Creigh Deeds for AG rather than Bob McDonnell. Now they’ve got the same two candidates, only the stakes are higher. Will they repeat their 2005 endorsement? If the NRA endorses Deeds in this race, I’ll become a member.
On underestimating Creigh Deeds.
In 2001, after Sen. Emily Couric’s death, a special election was held to determine who would fill out her term. The 25th senate district contains Charlottesville, of course, so we knew that we could just select a nominee from among ourselves. The folks we expected stepped up to vie for the nomination: former Mayor Nancy …
5 things Terry McAuliffe plans to buy with his millions of dollars in the last 24 hours of the primary.
One marching bands, 2,500 McAuliffe fortune cookies, 39 dinner tables, 1,000 McAuliffe signs, 300 glow sticks, and two after-dinner parties for each and every precinct in Virginia Credibility 1.56% of the electorate Creigh Deeds Your love and affirmation, please, he’s begging you
SUSA: Deeds is crushing McAuliffe and Moran.
SUSA has Sen. Deeds up by basically the same margins as yesterday’s PPP poll, confirming their results. SUSA gives him 42%, McAuliffe a distant second at 30%, and poor Brian Moran with half of Deeds’ support, at 21%. At this point, Creigh Deeds would have to kill, skin, gut, cook, and eat a live puppy …
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PPP survey has Deeds dominating his opponents.
One day before the election, and Public Policy Polling has Creigh Deeds crushing his opponents with 40% of the vote, McAuliffe at 26%, and Moran at 24%. He’s ahead everywhere but Hampton Roads—including upstate. Outside of the eastern urban crescent, he’s up over 50%. Throughout the state his favorable ratings are far above those of …
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