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Deeds Wins Labor Award

Tim Craig

The Washington D.C. Building and Construction Trades Council has given Sen. R. Creigh Deeds (Bath), a Democratic candidate for governor, its "Legislator of the Year" award.

The council is affilated with the AFL-CIO as well as the electricians, ironworkers, painters and other construction unions in Northern Virginia.

The award, which comes from a key Democratic constituency, comes as Deeds is gearing up to potentially face Del. Brian J. Moran (D-Alexandria) and Terry McAuliffe, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, in next year's primary.

McAuliffe, who has not yet made up his mind on whether he plans to run, and Moran are both from Northern Virginia.

"The simple fact is Creigh Deeds is a leader in the fight for working families and getting our economy back on track," said Vance Ayres, executive secretary-treasurer of the Washington D.C. Building and Construction Trades Council. "Deeds' plan to make Virginia a leader in new energy jobs is exactly the kind of thinking our state needs right now."

By Tim Craig  |  October 3, 2008; 1:44 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Creigh Deeds , Tim Craig  
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