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Deeds meets with IP workers

Rosalind Helderman

In campaign world, Thursday was the day Democrats in Washington began preparing for a loss by Creigh Deeds in the Virginia governor's race by blaming him for running a poor campaign.

In the real world, it was the day International Paper announced they were closing their paper mill in Franklin County, resulting in the loss of 1,100 Virginia jobs. Both campaigns put out statements expressing sympathy to the workers, as did Gov. Tim Kaine. From twitters, we see that Deeds made a detour from his campaign schedule to meet with workers at the gate last night.

Late last night, he tweeted:

Shook hands at IP gate. Devestating. Met employees of 41, 36, 31 years. We have much to do to restore hope

We're told he was with workers until almost midnight, then got up to do the early morning shift today as well.

By Rosalind Helderman  |  October 23, 2009; 9:08 AM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell , Rosalind Helderman  
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Creigh Deeds is such a good, decent man. This was exactly the right thing to do.

Posted by: fairfaxvoter | October 23, 2009 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Perfect comment Fairfaxvoter.

Posted by: Willis3 | October 23, 2009 9:46 PM | Report abuse

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