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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: Election 2008

'Dirty Deeds' reappears

A Democrat played a starring role at this weekend's GOP Advance in Williamsburg. The Republican Party of Virginia, which organized the annual retreat, prominently featured a video at today's luncheon attended by 600 activists poking fun of state Sen. Creigh Deeds, the Democrats' unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate. Isn't the election over? Republican Bob McDonnell defeated Deeds by a whopping 18 points more than one month ago....

By Anita Kumar  |  December 5, 2009; 7:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Creigh Deeds , Election 2008 , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell  
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McWaters's momentum in Va Beach senate race

In Virginia Beach's soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat, all the buzz in recent days has been about Jeff McWaters. The businessman vying for the Republican nomination in Saturday's firehouse primary received the backing of his hometown newspaper, the Virginian Pilot and the National Rifle Association. And now, Lt. Bill Bolling, has endorsed McWaters over fellow Republican Rosemary Wilson, who serves on the Virginia Beach City Council. The recently re-elected lieutenant governor has put his name on mailers, recorded a robo call for McWaters and cut a radio ad for him. In the GOP-leaning district where the Democrats have yet to field a candidate, Saturday's primary may be tantamount to winning the Jan. 12 special election to replace retiring Sen. Ken Stolle, who was elected Virginia Beach sheriff....

By Anita Kumar  |  December 3, 2009; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Bill Bolling , Election 2008 , Election 2008/President , Election 2009 , General Assembly 2010 , State Senate  
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