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Anita Kumar

Today we introduce the first installment of what will be a regular feature here on the Virginia Politics blog -- a funny, outrageous or otherwise memorable quote from someone in the state's political world. Campaign season is in full swing so you can expect many of the quotes to come from the candidates or their staffers. Unless Joe Biden comes to Virginia, then you can expect many of the quotes to come from him!
Have a quote you want to share? Email me. Now onto today's quote:

Today's quote: "Growing up in southwest Virginia taught me many important values, like the importance of hard work, loyalty, and the power of education," Creigh Deeds wrote in the first line of his email to supporters Sunday.

Nice line. The only problem is Deeds didn't grow up in southwest Virginia. He grew up in Bath County, which is the western part of the state, but not south and definitely not southwest. The email was sent to promote his 21-stop "Deeds Country" tour that will take him to the state's largely Republican-leaning areas -- the Shenandoah Valley, southside and southwest -- over the next week. Yes, he is going to southwest but no, he doesn't live there. In fact, the Deeds campaign has been known to correct people who accidentally mistake rural Bath County for rural southwest Virginia

So what do you think about Deeds' quote? Share your thoughts with us!

By Anita Kumar  |  August 3, 2009; 12:00 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009  
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