Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

State Senator Creigh Deeds won yesterday's Democratic primary for governor of Virginia.

The match-up was seemingly a remake of the David and Goliath story. A state senator takes on a man who had been a senior figure in the Clinton Administration, and later chaired the Democratic National Committee.

The sequel had the same result as the original. Deeds hit his Goliath (Terry McAuliffe) right between the eyes. Deeds won 50% of the vote, to 26% for the second-place McAuliffe. Brian Moran, a former state legislator, finished third with 24%.

In the general election, Deeds will face former Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell, who was unopposed in the Republican primary. In the 2005 general election for attorney general, McDonnell defeated Deeds by a razor-thin margin.

No comments: