Deeds Talks to the President
We hear new Democratic gubernatorial candidate state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds just finished up a phone call with President Barack Obama. Obama called to congratulate on his stunning victory in the primary yesterday.
Deeds and Obama will need each other come November. Obama needs Deeds to bring home victory in Virginia since his fate will be widely perceived nationally as a referendum on the president's popularity in a very purple state. And Deeds will need Obama to make that happen, particularly in the urban Tidewater area where Deeds underperformed other successful statewide Democratic candidates in his 2005 race for attorney general against Bob McDonnell.
Deeds was holding this morning's big unity press conference with Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and former rivals Brian Moran and Terry McAuliffe when his staff learned the call would be coming shortly. They ended the event early, natch.
June 10, 2009; 11:21 AM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell , Rosalind Helderman
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