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Precursor to the Gov's Race?

Anita Kumar

Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell (R) and Sen. R. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), both candidates for governor next year, will represent the two presidential candidates in a debate Oct. 29 in Lynchburg.

McDonnell is the presumed Republican nominee but Deeds faces a tough primary fight with Del. Brian J. Moran (D-Alexandria) and possibly Terry McAuliffe, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Deeds will represent Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and McDonnell will represent Republican presidential nominee John McCain.

Deeds narrowly lost the race for attorney general in 2005 to McDonnell in one of the closest races in Virginia history.

By Anita Kumar  |  October 16, 2008; 4:39 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Brian J. Moran , Creigh Deeds , Debates , Election 2008/President , Robert F. McDonnell  
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