State Senator Beats McAuliffe in Va. PrimaryDeeds's win kinda takes the fun out of the upcoming race, what with Bill Clinton's clone and whacked-out James Moran's brother being eliminated from the contest.
By Ian Urbina, New York Times
Arlington, Va. — Democratic voters in Virginia selected a state Senator as their party’s nominee for Governor Tuesday, defeating the close Clinton confidante Terry McAuliffe in an unusually contentious, expensive and closely watched primary for governor.
In beating Mr. McAuliffe, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and Brian J. Moran, a former member of the state’s House of Delegates, Mr. Deeds now faces a rematch against Robert F. McDonnell, a Republican who narrowly beat him in the 2005 election for state attorney general.
In the end, Mr. Deeds, 51, quietly surged past his opponents, who spent most of their campaigns battering each other. [link]
But no matter.
McDonnell was going to whip whoever the Democrats sent up, regardless.