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Deeds Brings Out Big Gun

Rosalind Helderman

Poll numbers show that President Obama's approval numbers are slipping. But conventional wisdom suggests the Democratic base, where Obama remains wildly popular, is lethargic and not yet jazzed about Virginia's fall election.

What's Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds to do? We got part of the answer when Obama came to Virginia to campaign with Deeds earlier this month, appearing in Northern Virginia, where the president's word could do wonders for Deeds with Democratic leaning voters.

Today we get another piece of the answer, as Deeds releases his first radio ad featuring the president's voice. The ad will air on African-American radio stations in Richmond, Roanoke and Hampton Roads and includes clips of Obama's speech at the Tysons event, where the president praised Deeds as a family man cut from the same cloth as Govs. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. Listen to the ad here.

By Rosalind Helderman  |  August 25, 2009; 8:51 AM ET
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So Deeds is now running a TV ad everywhere but Northern Virginia and is also running a radio ad in all the major markets but Northern Virginia. Why is Creigh ignoring us up here?

Posted by: OldVirginian | August 25, 2009 9:37 AM | Report abuse

because Northern Virginia is a VERY expensive media market and will wipe out a campaign's warchest in just a couple weeks. this isn't at all uncommon. he'll go on air in NoVA closer to the election when it will have the most impact. this is not a conspiracy against NoVA.

Posted by: ChrisD4 | August 25, 2009 10:27 AM | Report abuse

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