First Click -- Virginia
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009
Good morning everyone. Here's what's happening in politics around the state today.
Republican Bob McDonnell and Democrat Creigh Deeds shared a stage twice yesterday. Well, sort of.
First, they appeared at a candidate's forum sponsored by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. Later, they participated in interviews as part of a previously taped hour-long TV special where Deeds blamed Washington woes for his problems.
Today, McDonnell will shake some hands at the Chesapeake Sheriff's Great American Food Fest while Deeds will discuss his higher ed plans with students and faculty at the University of Virginia.
Sen. John McCain will hold a veterans rally for McDonnell this month, while the Wall Street Journal is just the latest newspaper to wonder if McCain's former opponent, President Obama is distancing himself from Deeds's campaign.
The flap over billonaire BET co-founder Sheila Johnson's remarks about Deeds' speaking styleis not quite over. A Northern Virginia PAC that advocates on behalf of people with disabilities is calling on McDonnell to apologize for his supporter's remarks. The issue has prompted some to wonder if the race is all about style ?
There was only one new ad yesterday. Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling began his first attack ad targeting his Democratic opponent, Jody Wagner. The topic was taxes. What else?
Attorney general candidates, Steve Shannon and Ken Cuccinelli square off in their third of four debates tonight in Prince William County. If it's anything like last week's debate on WTOP, it should be entertaining.
And finally here's a fun new video from the Republican Party of Virginia on Deeds:
October 7, 2009; 8:00 AM ET
Categories: 2009 Attorney General's Race , 2009 Governor's Race , 2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Barack Obama , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell
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