Prayers for Creigh Deeds

The Richmond-Times Dispatch is reporting that state Senator Creigh Deeds has been stabbed and is in critical condition.  His son, Gus, is dead from a gunshot wound. The Recorder writes "According to unconfirmed reports from observers at the scene, Gus Deeds stabbed his father, Sen. Creigh Deeds, this morning, and then shot himself." Deeds was … Continue reading Prayers for Creigh Deeds

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Happy New Year and 2009 Top Ten

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope that 2010 brings you all that you wish for. A quick look back at the top ten posts on my blog for 2009: Norfolk City Attorney tries to swat a gnat - and it swats back EXCLUSIVE: Rich Savage exits LG race Robin Abbott, candidate in the 93rd … Continue reading Happy New Year and 2009 Top Ten

A sober look at Deeds’ pollster Petts

In my earlier post, I mentioned some consultants who should never work in politics again. I'm not generally one to name names, but since he's been outed, David Petts is one of those guys. Told by Petts that his convincing primary win positioned him well with the Democratic base – core Democrats, northern Virginians and … Continue reading A sober look at Deeds’ pollster Petts

New governor to face at least $1bil shortfall

While the conversation in this gubernatorial election has been focused on transportation and social issues, little attention has been paid to the looming budget deficit that the new governor is likely to face. According to a Virginian-Pilot article today, the budget deficit is expected to be $1 billion - and could be as high as … Continue reading New governor to face at least $1bil shortfall

Wrap up: Obama in Norfolk for Deeds

The line snaked around the building when I arrived at the ODU Ted Constant Center for the rally with Democratic candidate Creigh Deeds and President Barack Obama. Inside, the facility was already filling up. Although the arena seats 7,319, the area behind the stage was curtained off. Approximately one-half of the arena floor, which can … Continue reading Wrap up: Obama in Norfolk for Deeds

Villanueva supported release of sex offender

Ron Villaneuva, the Republican candidate in the 21st district, has decided to attack Democratic Delegate Bobby Mathieson for a vote on a failed bill that would have allowed certain nonviolent felons to work on school property. The quote you see to the left comes from a mail piece that Villanueva has put out. How Ron … Continue reading Villanueva supported release of sex offender

Obama/Deeds rally ticket winners

The winners of the five tickets for Tuesday's rally with our next governor, Creigh Deeds, and President Barack Obama are: Louis Eisenberg spotter Barbara Hatton-Hall Carl Johansen Teresa Eisenberg Congratulations! Check your email! And if you didn't win, you can still get a ticket through the campaign website here. Just make sure that you show … Continue reading Obama/Deeds rally ticket winners

Virginian-Pilot endorses Deeds

Sometimes, I don't mind being wrong 🙂 In an editorial for the Sunday paper, The Virginian-Pilot endorsed Democrat Creigh Deeds for governor.  And, as I suspected, the issue in the forefront of the board's mind was transportation. He offers a political strategy rather than a substantive plan for solving the state's most overwhelming challenge. While … Continue reading Virginian-Pilot endorses Deeds