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Last-minute endorsements roll in

Anita Kumar

The last of the newspaper endorsements were published today in the race for Viginia governor. Or at least we think they're the last ones with just two days left until Election Day.

The Staunton News Leader endorsed Democrat Creigh Deeds over Repubublican Bob McDonnell.

"The Deeds we saw and heard in our editorial board interview was a man filled with energy, passion and good ideas for Virginia,'' the paper wrote in its editorial. "We think you will agree he's the man we all want to see in the governor's mansion."

Both the Charlottesville Daily Progress and Danville Register & Bee endorsed McDonnell, citing his economic and transportation plans.

"If the economy and transportation are the two top crises facing Virginia, then the question is: Which candidate for governor has the best chance of solving those intertwined problems? And the answer has to be: Bob McDonnell,'' the Daily Progress writes.

Both newspapers are owned by Media General. Other papers in the company, including the Richmond Times Dispatch, Lynchburg News & Advance and the Culpeper Star-Exponent, also endorsed McDonnell.

In recent weeks, Deeds picked up the backing of the two largest circulating newspapers in the state: The Washington Post and the Virginian Pilot.

By Anita Kumar  |  November 1, 2009; 4:46 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell  
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Comments

Nice job carrying the Dirty Deeds water, Kumar. Whose campaign do you plan to destroy next? Bwahahahaha. See ya Tuesday!!

Posted by: SMWE357 | November 1, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Virginia Cannot Afford Bob McDonnell Or The Current Republican Delegates!

Virginians lost in this last debate, as no one challenged Bob McDonnell and the Republican members of Virginia’s House of Delegates on their political posturing, political antics, and hurtful, harmful political games, that caused Virginia to leave $125 million in additional unemployment funds on the federal table; thus forcing our Governor to borrow $250 million for the unemployment program in these very difficult times of record setting levels of high unemployment.

Folks really should read the link to understand that Bob and the Republican delegates put partisan political games above the best interests of all of Virginia’s citizens, both employed and unemployed. There was no unfunded mandate for a permanent program; but rather, a $125 million grant to fund a $20 million program that could have been repealed by a GA vote in 2010!!!

http://hamptonroads.com/2009/05/mcdonnell-ducking-cover-jobless-benefits#comment-727344

Bob McDonnell and the current Republican Delegates have demonstrated that their self-serving views and actions represent a real threat to the stability of Virginia’s economy and the overall wellbeing of all Virginians! One should really ask why Bob McDonnell and the Republican State Delegates and Senators would so willingly throw away $125 million in these really horrific times!!!

Please Virginia! Just say no to the stupid, hurtful, harmful, self-serving, political gamesmanship of the Republicans by voting NO! on Bob McDonnell and the incumbent Republican delegates!!!

Posted by: SamBear | November 1, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Why don't you report how many papers have endorsed McDonnell and how many have endorsed Deeds? I'm sure the Deeds campaign would like to know--for their reading groups, of course . . .

Posted by: OlMcCreedy | November 1, 2009 6:18 PM | Report abuse

In the next 24 hours, please look into McDonnell's record on Environmental Policy and Historic Preservation. I have heard that he once defended a friend who may or may not have been looting federally-protected underwater Civil War archaeological resources in the Richmond/Petersburg/Hopewell area before the man was killed while deactivating an unexploded Civil War artillery shell. We need to know McDonnell's stance on upholding federal and state laws on protecting historic resources.

Posted by: raoulduke2 | November 1, 2009 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Paper endorsements are overarted and really only affect stupid voters who dont pay attention. Like homeless people who are told how to vote on election day for a coffee and donut. DNC handlers, union bosses, and ACORN creeps are usually out early in the morning trying to get these people to vote.

Posted by: espnfan | November 2, 2009 9:04 AM | Report abuse

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