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Issues That Matter to You

Sandhya Somashekhar

This Sunday, we begin a print feature called "Issues That Matter to You," in which we single out an issue of interest in this year's governor's race and do a short write-up on the positions of our esteemed candidates for governor.

Since that last word is "you," we'd like your thoughts on some subjects you want the candidates to chime in on. They can be as broad or as narrow as you'd like. Please leave your ideas in the comments area or e-mail me at

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  August 13, 2009; 10:19 AM ET
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Can we PLEASE make sure that these "issues" really ARE ones that matter to people, please?

The latest garbage you guys are spewing about this race is embarassing, and not every crackhead-induced blog post on NLS is worthy of being an issue in this race.

Does Virginia want to continue its recent legacy of solving problems? Responsible & honest budgeting that is not defunding any major state priorities? Does Virginia want to continue to moderate its social climate? Do Virginians want to pay a little more and get more and better road projects, more mass transit (including bus-rapid transit in key corridors), or even high-speed rail?

THESE are the real issues.

Please, also begin to tell Virginia voters the TRUTH about Bob McDonnell's RECORD.

I would GLADY love to see any real side-by-side comparison of the records of these two gentleman's in the VA House and Senate--one of them jives with the real issues and the way Virginians want their state governed and the other does not, so why isn't the press (Post) sharing that information about these two?

Taking press releases and "storylines" generated by either campaign and putting them out as the race is lazy, disingenuous, and irresponsible.

I'd like to see more work done in uncovering the real pasts and records of these two men.

Posted by: DouginMountVernon | August 13, 2009 12:14 PM | Report abuse

I would like to see a story about how extreme Bob McDonnell is on women's health care-not just abortion-but contraception, cancer prevention, HIV prevention, etc. Your story that ran on Sunday suggested Sen. Deeds is taking a risky position by talking about women's health care, when in fact, it should have highlighted how very extreme Bob McDonnell is.

I would also like to see coverage on the candidates' stances on environmental policy and the separation of church and state. Thank you!

Posted by: chasnmydrms | August 13, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

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