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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.

Read the full story or see county-by-county results.

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  June 9, 2009; 8:18 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Creigh Deeds  
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"Moderate to conservative"? Don't you guys read your own newspaper? Feb. 1, 2009 in Marc Fisher's column -- Creigh Deeds refers to himself as the "most progressive" (i.e. liberal) candidate in the race.

Posted by: JTR555 | June 10, 2009 10:04 AM | Report abuse

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