Deeds Overcomes Odds to Win Nomination
With the least money and fewest ties to vote-rich Northern Virginia, State Sen. R. Creigh Deeds won today's three-way Democratic primary for governor, paving the way for a rematch with Republican Bob McDonnell in the fall.
Deeds, 51, a country lawyer from Bath County, was viewed as an unlikely winner against two Northern Virginians with entrenched political ties. Known for his moderate to conservative views on such issues as gun rights but also appreciated for his folksy style, Deeds was strong across the state, including Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William counties.
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