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Results | Election Map
-State Board of Elections and VPAP Team Up to Display Election-Night Results
 
McDonnell plans transition, says Obama called him
| Washington Post (McDonnell team rose to challenge in darkest hour)
 
Bob McDonnell: The GOP's newest superstar?
 
Va. Republicans pledge to steer toward center  

-Richmond: 
AP/CBS6
| CBS6 | Collegian | NBC12 | Style Weekly | Times Dispatch | WRIC8 | WRVA 2
 
Statewide: 
AP/News and Advance | Breeze | Cavalier Daily | Collegiate Times (VT) | Daily Press | Free Lance Star | NBC Washington | Roanoke Times 2 | Virginian Pilot 2 | Washington Examiner | Washington Post | WaPo's The Fix | Washington Times 2 
  
National: 
AP/MSNBC | Bloomberg | CNN 2 | The Hill 2 | NPR | NY Times | Politico 2 3 | Reuters | Time | Voice of America
 
International:
The Age | BBC | Daily Mail | Daily Telegraph | Financial Times 2 | France24 | Globe and Mail | Guardian | Independent | Irish Times | Montreal Gazette | Telegraph 2 
 
Victory Speech | Concession Speech 

'09 ABC Exit Polls: Voters Approve of Obama, Wary of Economy...FOX Exit Poll: Virginia Voters Older, Energized...Young Voters Who Helped Elect Obama Stayed Home 
 
White House Spin Cycle
-Fox News' Interview With David Axelrod...CBS: Axelrod: Winning Republicans Avoided Republican Message 
-David Plouffe: White House not to blame for election losses
-Kaine reflects on losses, plans to stay at DNC 
-Democrats downplay election losses as GOP celebrates 
-Election result: Red-state Dems worried, rethink agenda 
-Democrats reflect on what went wrong 
-'We got walloped' 
 
Day 2 Analysis
-GOP, Democratic Party look to future of politics 
-Not Right-Wing, But Still Angry 
-Election provides plenty to gab about 
-Election lessons will shape '10 campaign 
-2010: A perfect voter storm 
-Loser Talk 
-The Obama Revolution Is Over 
-GOP boost, but local issues dominated...GOP set to roll next year? Not so fast 
-Need for Republican unity seen as election lesson 
-It's clear President Obama's charisma cannot rescue the lackluster Democrats 
-Tuesday victories stitch GOP's so-called divide 
-RNC Chairman Steele: GOP 'Turned an Important Corner' Election Night 
-Democrats debate course after election losses  
-The Economics of a GOP Gubernatorial Sweep 
-Rebooting the Democrats 
-Democrats Confront Coalition Strains  
-A Good GOP Night, but no 2010 Cigar 
-A bumpy ride for Democrats 
-One Spin You Won't Hear From Republicans About Tuesday's Election 
-The 2009 Elections Weren't About Obama  

Day 1 Analysis
-Red Tide: After Losses In Virginia and New Jersey What Will Obama Say? 
-What a Difference a Year Makes
-Morning Fix: Sorting through the numbers in Va., N.J., and N.Y. 
-The Angry Independent 
-Contests serve as warning to Democrats: It's not 2008 anymore 
-GOP Gets Some Love 
-Empty Harbingers in Virginia & New Jersey 
-Virginia Loss Showcases Democratic Troubles 
-Now the hard part 
-Nothing purple about Virginia now 
-Elections not a referendum on Obama 
-Lessons from the 2009 election results 
-Deeds proves you can't win by insulting voters' intelligence 
-Democrats: GOP backlash likely in '10
-Dems, incumbents get wake-up call 
-Model for a national Republican comeback? 
-Deeds fails to mobilize voters 
-GOP sweep shows policies, not parties, are paramount in Va. politics 
-Less than fired up 
-Inside Tuesday's election results: The lessons and warnings for Obama and Republicans 


Cheat Sheet
 

McDonnell and Deeds mostly mum on how to fund their ideas
...Shortfalls to confront new leader...Welcome to work, governor. Time to slash the budget. 
 
On the final day of the campaign both candidates make stops in Richmond  

The Future:
-Governing Virginia: A National Litmus Test? 
-Get Out and Vote, Virginia 

Creigh Deeds
 
Bob McDonnell  
  
RGL's Politics Twitter List

 
Gubernatorial campaigns rely on social media
  
Campaigns use new media to get the vote out 
-WaPo's Virginia Politics Twitter Aggregator

Pre-Post Mortem
-Chuck Todd: Lessons are learned from every election 
-How Creigh Deeds got undone 
-Is Bob McDonnell the Future of the GOP? 
-GOP eyes 3-state sweep of key contests 
-Elections a test of Obama's leadership 
-Virginia's Creigh Deeds is no Barack Obama , but he doesn't have to be 
-McDonnell, Deeds in area on late campaign pushes 
-Is this a referendum on Obama? Depends on who wins...Races an early test of Obama influence  
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The Rundown
 
Kaine Takes a Hike  

Virginia election will have low turnout, Democrat predicts  

McDonnell and Deeds mostly mum on how to fund their ideas
...Shortfalls to confront new leader...Welcome to work, governor. Time to slash the budget. 
 
On the final day of the campaign both candidates make stops in Richmond

The Future:
-Atlas shrugged because of voter apathy 
-Governing Virginia: A National Litmus Test?
-Get Out and Vote, Virginia

Palin sending robo-calls for McDonnell? UPDATED with call/confirmation...Palin records calls urging Virginians to vote
NY Times Op-ED: No Place at Home for a Native Son 
Latest Polls: 
PPP | Analysis 
11/2
McDonnell (R) 56% 
Deeds (D) 42%
Other 2%
 
SurveyUSA 11/1
McDonnell (R) 58% 
Deeds (D) 40%
Other 2%


Times Dispatch 10/31
McDonnell (R) 53% 
Deeds (D) 41%
Other 6%

 
The Final Push:
-AP/Roanoke Times: Virginia hopefuls pushing for high turnout...AP/Daily Progress: McDonnell, Deeds forgo sleep as campaign nears finish...AP/MSNBC: Candidates for governor in Va. make final push 
-CBS6: Governor's Race Nears Finish Line 
-Daily Press: Now it's a sprint to Tuesday
-Free Lance Star: McDonnell, Deeds sweep state for votes 
-InsideNOVA: With a little help from their friends...Candidates make last visits to the area 
-Lynchburg News and Adavance: LU hoping for strong voter turnout on Tuesday 
-NBC12: McDonnell draws more than 300 at Chesterfield rally...Deeds counting on his ground game to pull off upset 
-NBC Washington: Deeds, McDonnell Campaign Hard to Get Voters 
-NewsVirginian: Candidates make final appeals
-Staunton News Leader: Experts: Virginia turning bipartisan 
-Times Dispatch: McDonnell, Deeds push key campaign themes as race nears end...Virginia candidates step up efforts in waning hours...Deeds, McDonnell make election-eve push for votes
-Virginian Pilot: McDonnell lead grows in home stretch of race...Candidates hold last-minute rallies across Hampton Roads 
-Washington Post: It all comes down to getting out the vote...Volunteers do the real end-game work of campaigns...Final push in Va. race for governor...Rivals launch last-minute push to secure voters 
-Washington Times: Early Va. ballots top those of '05...'Deal' pays dividends in Va. for Bolling, McDonnell...Deeds sees '08 'surge' voters as key to win
-WAVY: Gubernatorial candidates' final push
   
White House downplays Virginia and New Jersey impact...Webb: Nation watching to see if Dems can win in Virginia

Politics and Race
-Dems ponder drop in black voter turnout 
-White candidate scrambles vote, attitudes in Atlanta race
 
Scrambling regional patterns in Virginia
 
Partisan Takes
-Karl Rove: Tuesday's Elections and the Democratic Agenda 
-Marc Ambinder: Pre-Mortem: How Did Deeds Get Into So Much Trouble?...More Lessons Learned  

Your Neighbors Could Find Out, So You'd Better Vote | Blog
-Nonprofit halts planned mailing of voting history 

A 'landslide' in the making?...Democratic strategist: Deeds victory still possible...Deeds-aster Prevention?
Obama attempts to convince supporters that Deeds can win (video)...Invokes "Cousin Pookie"...Obama urges voters in Norfolk to 'be there' for Deeds...Obama to ODU crowd: Work harder to elect Deeds as governor (Shad Plank)...Obama, Deeds: funny names
-NBC29 | Times Dispatch
  
Gibbs: Virginia as 'purple as it can get' 
 
Obama the incrementalist 

After a career-ending scandal at VCU, Richmond’s sharpest political pundit, Bob Holsworth, is making a comeback. 
Latest Poll 10-27
Washington Post | The Crosstabs
McDonnell (R) 55%
Deeds (D) 44%
-CNN | MSNBC | Politico
  
Why Deeds Is Losing Virginia...Money, missteps cost Deeds in polls for gubernatorial race 

Obama to stump for Deeds at ODU today | Washington Post
-Deeds: I didn't push the president away | Rewind: The Anonymous Leak
 
National Implications/
Obama Referendum? 
-Virginia governor’s race: how Obama may figure in it 
-Obama Proving a Drag in Virginia, New Jersey, and New York 
-Year After Obama's Romp, GOP Set for Va. Comeback
-Republicans rally as Virginians turn against Obama 
-Virginia Race Tests Obama's Staying Power
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A governor's race that has nothing -- and everything -- to do with Obama
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A midterm message in Virginia and New Jersey

-Virginia and New Jersey races: What are the national implications?
-Governors races serve as early test for Obama, Democratic control
-Gubernatorial Races in New Jersey, Virginia To Test Obama's Prestige
-Hatch: 'I hope' Obama not delaying troop decision to help Corzine and Deeds
-Elections to test Obama's public image
 

Steele: Virginia a 'blueprint' for GOP success...Heading into homestretch, McDonnell has more cash...Va. GOP makes timely changes
 
c-ville Calling the Election??
-Deeds done?...Governor McDonnell, Get used to it, kiddos 

Newspaper Endorsements Start Coming in...
-Deeds:
Roanoke Times | Virginian Pilot
-McDonnell:
Free Lance Star | Times Dispatch
-All Endorsements
 
At the NAACP Forum...NAACP Berates Shannon, Bolling
 
Tactics vary during waning days of campaigns

Race is for for lt. gov., but eventually top job is goal
 
Washington Post Calling the Election??
Deeds ignored advice, White House says
Top Democrats seek to shield Obama in case of election loss
-Democrat blasts White House for anonymous sniping...Mudcat weighs in 
-Self-Inflicted Destruction 
-
Democrats brace for end of Virginia winning streak
-Deeds: I’m not out of governor’s race
-White House vs. Deeds 

 
Corzine and Deeds relentlessly court female voters

Race to Richmond WaPo Chat: Deeds vs. McDonnell
 
The Most Important Number in Politics Today...Obama wades into Democrats' tough governor races
  
The Invention of Lying
 
NY Times Editorial: Virginia and Gun Control  

Latest Poll 10-21
Public Policy Polling
McDonnell (R) 52% 
Deeds (D) 40%
Other 8%
-McDonnell up 12 pts. in new poll
 
WSLS10 GOVERNOR'S DEBATE (Last One)
Tuesday, Oct. 20 Roanoke College
-AP/Daily Press | Collegiate Times | CQPolitics | CSPAN Video | Examiner | Free Lance Star | NBC12 (w video clips) | NBC29 | Politico | Roanoke TimesTimes Dispatch | Washington Post (blog) | Washington Times | WRVA | WSLS (Host)
-Preview: AP | NBC29 | Press Release
 
Final Stretch
With less than two weeks until Election Day, Bob McDonnell and Creigh Deeds tackle our 17 questions on government, education — and what’s for dinner.
  
NEWSPAPER ENDORSEMENTS
-Newspaper Endorsements Take Center Stage, Again 
-The Post Endorsement and Creigh Deeds 
 
Clarus Poll
McDonnell (R) 49% 
Deeds (D)
41%
Other
10%

 
SurveyUSA/WJLA/WDBJ 
McDonnell (R) 59% 
Deeds (D)
40%
Other
1%
-Poll Gives McDonnell Huge Lead in Virginia 

Christopher Newport University/Virginian-Pilot/WVEC Poll
McDonnell (R) 45% 
Deeds (D)
31%
Other
22%
-Despite 'Thesis' Flap, McDonnell Leads 

  
McDonnell and Deeds: The men who would be Va. governor...Where the hopefuls stand...Asking for Your Vote - Deeds and McDonnell
-To McDonnell, solutions need input from all... moored by conservative values... pledges to serve entire term 
-Creigh Deeds Shaped by rural roots...seeks to beat the odds... promises Obama will return to Virginia for his campaign
  
Dems see path for Deeds in Virginia...Deeds races to hook true-blue Democrats
 
GOP hopes Deeds drags down ballot
...Creigh Deeds's Union Label
  
Deeds, McDonnell see absentee vote as crucial  

Va. Rivals Summon Spirit of '08 
 
Jon Stewart weighs in on governor’s race...On Fox, McAuliffe and Rove Wager $5 on Va., N.J.


As election nears, McDonnell leads Deeds in cash race 
-VPAP October 15 Reports 

The Slugfest Intensifies...In the governor's race, it's balderdash vs. mud 
 
Obama Visits Va., But Not for Deeds...Commits to Corzine, but No Word on Deeds 

Rasmussen Report October 13, 2009
McDonnell (R)
50% 
Deeds (D)
43%
Other
7% 
-Times Dispatch
 
  
Deeds and McDonnell Target McDonnell Image...The Big Question: Should Obama stump for Deeds, Corzine?
 
The People's Debate
 
(Press Release | Flyer)
-Local: AP/Daily Press | CBS6 | Free Lance Star | NBC12 (NBC12 Live Blog Recap | Decision Virginia) | Roanoke Times | Times Dispatch (Editorial) | Virginian Pilot | Washington Post (Live Blog Recap) | Washington Times | WHSV | WRVA | WSET | WSLS
-National: Bloomberg | CQPolitics | FoxNews | Politico 
-Official Blogs: In Statewide Debate Creigh Deeds Pledges to Raise Taxes; Angrily Attacks...McDonnell Dodges Questions, Runs From His Record
-Preview: AP | NBC12 | Times Dispatch
 
What Will Virginia's Turnout Be on November 3rd? 
 
Times Dispatch/Mason-Dixon Poll
McDonnell (R)
48% 
Deeds (D)
40%
Other
12%
-AP | If the Election Were Held Today
 
Deeds, McDonnell records differ on social issues...Virginian Pilot Introduces Issues Series
 
Shaped by rural roots...Deeds begins charm offensive...Creigh Deeds crawls toward the finish line (The official term is “stutter step”) 
 
All Set for a Republican Resurrection...GOP Fervor Mounts As McDonnell Leads...McDonnell: A Razor-Sharp but Selective Memory...Reuters: Democrats may lose two state governors' races 
 
Obama Will Campaign Again in Virginia...Deeds' hope tour
  
McDonnell Widens Lead Over Deeds...Poll May Point to Democrats' Worries Beyond Old Dominion...Sabato Weighs In on Gubernatorial Polls...Washington Post Virginia Governor's Race Poll 
McDonnell (R) 53% 
Deeds (D)
44%
Other
3%
CNN | NBC12 Decision Virginia | NBC29 | Politico
 
Biden vs. McDonnell 
 
Point-Counterpoint: Who's Negative?
-Deeds' Negative Campaign for Governor of Virginia 
-McDonnell's Running the Negative Campaign 

Don’t Vote for Deeds or McDonnell...Virginia's Race Now a Page-Turner
  
Deeds v. McDonnell on Politico
  
Deeds points finger at Washington...Deeds: Democrats' national agenda has made campaign 'tough'...White House Steps Back in Virginia Race...In final act, Deeds expected to shift course
 
Latest Poll 10/05/09:
SurveyUSA/ WDBJ-TV/ WJLA-TV 
McDonnell (R) 54% 
Deeds (D)
43%
Other
4%

Stuttergate
SHEILA JOHNSON'S PARTY FOUL
-AP | NBC29 | NPR | Shad Plank | Virginia Pilot | Washington Post
 
Deeds campaign demands apology for Johnson comments...BET co-founder apologizes for making fun of Deeds’ stammering
  
Does Creigh Deeds Have a Stutter?

State employees appear in campaign ad for Bob McDonnell
Three Consecutive Polls:
McDonnell up big in consecutive polls...Poll: Bob McDonnell pads lead over Creigh Deeds in Virginia...What Poll To Believe???
  
Rasmussen
McDonnell (R) 51% 
Deeds (D) 42% 
Other 8%

 
Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll 
McDonnell (R) 55% 
Deeds (D) 41% 
Other 4%

 
Results of Public Policy Polling | Analysis
McDonnell (R) 48% 
Deeds (D) 43% 
Other  8%
 
 
Governor’s race: Holton backs Deeds; Republicans talk mental health 
 
McDonnell talks issues, takes shots at Deeds in live webcast  

Doug Wilder, Creigh Deeds and the Fix Endorsement Hierarchy 
 
Campaign issue No. 1  
 
McDonnell grilled in Fox News Sunday appearance...Deeds pledges to walk tight fiscal line
 
Tax fight erupts in Va. governor's race...How They Voted on God, Guns And Gays 


The Verdict
-Wilder will not endorse in VA Governor’s race...Deeds campaign responds 
-Wilder Declines to Endorse Anyone for Governor...How a Democrat Loses in Virginia...
On the Wilder Side of Politics, Picking None of the Above  
-Wilder declines to endorse Deeds...Wilder Rules...
Deeds dropped ball with Wilder   
-It was another Wilder moment 
-A Familiar Ritual in Virginia: Doug Wilder Being Doug Wilder 
-Wilder stiff-arms Deeds 
-GOP jumps on Wilder non-endorsement
-Does Deeds Really Need Wilder? 
 
The Dance
-Wilder prepared to endorse in Governor’s race...Wilder Watch on Deeds Endorsement Goes On (Update)...nod imminent in Va. race 
-President Obama called Wilder about Virginia governor's race...Made a Pitch for Deeds
 
Rewind: McDonnell Reaches Out To Wilder 

Your Community Forum Debate...Rhetoric heats up ahead of Deeds/McDonnell forum in Richmond 
-McDonnell, Deeds make pitches at Virginia Union
-Deeds, McDonnell Court the Black Vote 
 
Va. gubernatorial candidates talk jobs...Deeds, McDonnell make their pitch to Richmond business leaders 
 
Fairfax chamber backs McDonnell 

Deeds Shows Big Gains In Va. Poll 
-Washington Post Virginia Governor's Race Poll
McDonnell (R) 51% 
Deeds (D) 47% 
No Opinion 2%
 
Mrs. McDonnell to Perform at Redskins Game


In Virginia's Election, a Study in Contrasts
 
Virginia Moves Back to the Right...Democrats Strong, But Not Invincible In Virginia
 
Deeds, McDonnell face online voters
 
Candidates for governor stop in Roanoke 
 
The Economist: Sins of the student

2nd Debate
-Deeds, McDonnell clash in testy debate 
-Deeds, McDonnell clash in Fairfax debate 
-Thrust and Parry Over Va.'s Future...Deeds in a Bit of a Bind on Taxes, Transportation
-Deeds, McDonnell throw sharp jabs in debate 
-Deeds, McDonnell trade charges in testy N.Va. debate 
-Deeds, McDonnell square off in debate 
-Transportation issue separates opponents 
-Deeds hammers on McDonnell thesis at second debate
-Virginia Candidates Go Back to the Future
  
Daily Kos/Research 2000 Virginia Poll Sep 14, 2009 - Sep 16, 2009
 
Preview: Deeds, McDonnell to Clash in Fairfax Debate 
-Debate day: Join liveblog discussion

Obama, His Ideas Factor in NJ, Va. Guv Elections  
 
Gov Hopefuls Attend Closed Candidate's Forum
 
At Harbor Park, candidates for governor take a few whacks...Deeds, McDonnell woo lawyers and argue about taxes

Clarus Virginia Statewide Poll 2009 Elections
-New poll: McDonnell has small lead...Poll shows Deeds closing...Are Virginians Becoming Less Certain About Choices for Governor? 
-Also see Pollster.com: Polls and Charts (via)  

NRA Backs McDonnell in Virginia
The McCartney Scorecard
  
McDonnell Thesis Heats Up Virginia Governor's Race
  
Creigh Deeds and Bob McDonnell Speak at Potomac Officers Club 

McDonnell discusses Deeds, ribs the Washington Post | RealClearPolitics  
-New McDonnell ad features his wife, daughters
  
Virginia Politics Goes Old School...NYT Editorial: The M-Word Surfaces in Virginia 
  
McDonnell, Deeds: Works in Progress?
-More ThesisGate

McDonnell discusses Deeds, ribs the Washington Post | RealClearPolitics  
-New McDonnell ad features his wife, daughters
  
Virginia Politics Goes Old School...NYT Editorial: The M-Word Surfaces in Virginia 
  
McDonnell, Deeds: Works in Progress?
-More ThesisGate


Gubernatorial candidates to cross paths in Richmond Thursday


The Two Largest Richmond Alternative Publications on the Election:
-Richmond Magazine: About the Candidates: Bob McDonnell and Creigh Deeds share their views on key state issues
-Style Weekly (Op-Ed): Deeds vs. McDonnell
 
1st Post Thesis-gate Poll:
PPP Virginia Governor Poll September 1, 2009  
McDonnell (R) 49% 
Deeds (D) 42%
Undecided 9%
-Virginia Race Tightens Up 
-Poll: McDonnell still up, Deeds gains ground
 
2nd Poll:
Rasmussen Reports Election 2009: Virginia Governor Election
McDonnell (R) 51% 
Deeds (D) 42%
Undecided 7%
-McDonnell holds nine-point lead 

Damage Control:
-Thesis Issue Builds, McDonnell Tries to Move On | Online Chat 
-McDonnell Tries to Salvage Women's Votes
-Deeds looks to capitalize on McDonnell thesis...Deeds on McDonnell Thesis: It's Relevant  
  
The Political Scientists:
-Dan Palazzollo's analysis
-Bob Holsworth: The Day After Gardner...Amy Gardner’s McDonnell
    
Virginia Governor's Race Turns to Gender Politics Over 20-Year-Old Master's Thesis
 
McDonnell's Thesis Shows Tricky Religious Politics in Virginia's Gubernatorial Race
  
The World Falls Apart, and Virginia Gets More Business As Usual  
 
'89 Thesis A Different Side of McDonnell
Va. GOP Candidate Wrote on Women, Marriage and Gays
-McDonnell repudiates some views in thesis...Pinning down McDonnell...McDonnell thesis draws fire...McDonnell answers questions regarding controversial paper
-Will the Thesis Move the Middle? 
-McDonnell's thesis adds new twist to campaign...attacks ‘fornicators, cohabitators’
-Thesis (PDF, via Washington Post)

In Va. Gov.'s Race, No Limits on Gifts or Questions
Campaign Contributions Worry Some Virginians  

How did you propose marriage to your wife?

  
The Deeds Offensive
NBC12 Decision Virginia | Times Dispatch | Washington Post

McDonnell Ahead In Governor's Race; Va. Voters Aren't Locked In, Poll Says; Economy, Transportation Top Issues | Times Dispatch
McDonnell (R) 47% 
Deeds (D) 40%
Undecided 13%

 
McDonnell: “I am focusing on the economic issues”...Deeds strategy shift continues with African-American push
 
Abortion and the Virginia Race
 
Creigh Deeds Has Returned A Signed Virginia Gun Owners Pledge 


Issues Launch of the Day... 
-McDonnell Proposes Drug Courts, Lifetime Sex Offender Tracking 
-Deeds open to tax increase for transportation

Virginia Governor's Race Examined
 
Is the Virginia Governor Race About Obama?...Candidates diverge on using Obama...Obama's Campaign Efforts a Double-Edged Sword in Virginia Governor Race...Can Obama help Democrat in governor's race?...State Races Seen as Tests for Obama
  
Holsworth's Scorecard
 
Daily Kos/Research 2000 Virginia Poll | MSNBC
McDonnell (R) 51% 
Deeds (D) 43%
Undecided 6%
  
McDonnell gives Republican response to Obama address...spars with Obama on jobs, health care 
-Dems Attack McDonnell on Sotomayor...Deeds to Wage Risky Attack On Opponent's Abortion Views

From the ballot box to the bullet box
Rallying Va. for Deeds, Obama recalls '08 campaign...President Tells His Backers To Get 'Fired Up' for Deeds
   
At Deeds rally, Obama defends his Administration...Deeds brings in Obama, kicks off organizing effort
 
Goldman Says Dems Need To Go On Offense

State’s budget shortfall could reach $1.5 billion...state job cuts may be on the horizon
Public Policy Polling August 4, 2009 Virginia Governor Poll | Twitter 
-Deeds' Problem
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Deeds, McDonnell and Dog Days Polls
-McDonnell builds a lead over Deeds 

  
McDonnell rejects birth controversy, non-commital on Palin
 
Progressives take exception to “Deeds Country”

Kaine speaks on cutting Virginia's budget

Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll
14 Weeks Out, Republicans Sweep VA Statewide Contests
 
-CBS6 | NBC12 | News7


Kaine's Weekend Travel and More
VirginiaTalks.com
Saturday, July 25, at 11 a.m.
LiveStream | @VirgniaTalks (use
#VaGov)
Virginia Gubernatorial Debate to be Broadcast Statewide

-Behind the Scenes Video Journal 
-Previews: Free Lance Star | Roanoke Times | Times Dispatch | Va Pilot | WAHU
-Deeds and McDonnell Prep for Saturday 
-Vox Populi Comes to the Gubernatorial Debates
-Debate rhetoric heats up
-Discouraged, but not dissuaded on debate prospect
 
The Popularity Platform

Goldman on Wilder: Don’t believe the hype...Douglas Wilder rejects Barack Obama's overture in Virginia governor's race...Wilder rejects White House plea to back Deeds
 
Virginia Republicans look to 2009…and beyond
 
Deeds Pulls in the President...Obama hitting the campaign trail for Deeds 

Kaine Says He's Working 'All the Time' on Travels 
-Kaine travel for DNC is detailed | AP 

Gubernatorial candidates running on popularity platform
 
Plan your stops: Rest areas closing this morning 
-Rest Areas Now Campaign Topic...Deeds, McDonnell say they oppose closing rest areas
 
Billionaire Democratic Donor Sheila Johnson to Endorse Bob McDonnell for Virginia Governor 

Deeds lays out economic plan
  
Obama political arm brings road show to Richmond  

Value-Added Statewide Candidate Reports
(Donors by geography, industry) 
-Out-of-state groups pump $6 million into Va. gubernatorial race...Slicin' and Dicin' the Money Reports | Part II | AP Analysis: PennsylvaniaCs flex muscle in Va. gov.'s race
 
Governor Hopefuls Veer Off The Trail | WaPo's Candidate Tracker

Hey Joe
-Biden tells opponents of stimulus to “look around” to find success...target Cantor in Stimulus speech
-Biden defends stimulus package in Henrico...challenges GOP on stimulus on Cantor's turf...Without Stimulus, U.S. Would Go Bankrupt...Up Next: Biden vs. Cantor

Governor Race Roundup
-The More Debates, The Better 
-McAuliffe spends $95 per vote in Va. gov. race 
-Virginia Governor Poll: McDonnell 44%, Deeds 41% 
-Deeds' big donors outraise McDonnell 

Virginia Gubernatorial Debate to be Broadcast Statewide
The Virginia Bar Association Partners with VirginiaTalks.com
-More on VBA Streaming Debate

Debate to be Available Online...Deeds-McDonnell debate to be streamed live on Web 
First Debate: The Virginia Bar Association Debate The Homestead Resort July 25th 11 a.m.
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VirginiaTalks.com | Facebook | Twitter
-Rewind: First debate set for July 25 in governor's race 
  
McDonnell challenges Deeds to series of debates
 
McDonnell Leads Deeds In Poll...Two polls, one curious statistical finding
   
The Courting of Wilder Continues 
 
Deeds' son charged with alcohol possession | AP | Times Dispatch | Washington Post

Travelgate?
RPV attacks on Kaine travel start to stick...Kaine's travel questioned, criticized...Warner defends Kaine’s travel as DNC chair
-Kaine declines RPV FOIA request on DNC travel...refuses to give GOP travel records...rebuffs GOP...has increased his travel but says he is not neglecting state business as DNC chairman...Says No To Mullins...No Travel Records For You | AP
-Washington Times Editorial: Democrats' FOIA problems 

For Deeds and McDonnell, a Higher-Stakes Rematch
 
GOP snags top billing on the November ballot...

Sunlight in Richmond
McDonnell and Deeds claim middle ground
 
AC/CD (A Coup for Creigh Deeds): How Deeds got it done dirt cheap
  
The new Deeds team
  
Keeping the green in the governor's race 

Deeds with the momentum in Virginia
Virginia Democratic Governor Poll 
-Money can't buy McAuliffe an easy race 
 
Wilder and McDonnell  
-Rewind: Bob McDonnell's coincidental private Wilder lunch...Is McDonnell Looking to Wilder for Support? 

Peninsula GOP: Vanasse Bait & Tackle closing after 35 years

REWIND: DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
  

Issues
(alphabetic)
Official (from website: Deeds | McDonnell)
Overview
| Business | Crime | Education | Energy | Environment | Guns | Health Care | Military | Smoking | Taxes | Thesis |
Transportation | Debates

Overview Articles
(Also see Individual Newspaper Profiles under the Right Third Column)
-Daily Progress: Where the hopefuls stand 
-Hampton Roads Magazine: Rematch: Bob McDonnell and Creigh Deeds square off this November for the governor’s seat. 
-Richmond.com: Deeds and McDonnell: The Rematch 
-Richmond Magazine: About the Candidates: Bob McDonnell and Creigh Deeds share their views on key state issues
-Style Weekly: Final Stretch--
17 questions
-Times Dispatch: Asking for Your Vote - Deeds and McDonnell...Candidate Q&A: Governor 
-Virginian Pilot: McDonnell and Deeds: The men who would be Va. governor...Voter Guide...Video Series of Issues


Business/Economy/Jobs 
(official: Deeds | McDonnell)

Daily Press: Deeds, McDonnell have similar blueprints for state's economy

ExecutiveBiz: Bob McDonnell and Creigh Deeds: Stare and Compare
-ExecutiveBiz Interviews Creigh Deeds: “Government Contracting is Key to Our Economic Success” 
-ExecutiveBiz Interviews Bob McDonnell: “We Need to Keep Taxes, Regulation and Litigation to a Minimum”

NBC29: Road to Richmond: The Economy 


Crime/Public Safety/Prisons
(official: Deeds | McDonnell)

Virginian Pilot Video Series: McDonnell Sexual predators and prison reform


Education
(official: Deeds | McDonnell)

Commonwealth Times: Governor nominees plan for higher education 
 
Daily Press: Deeds and McDonnell sound similar themes on education, but need money and determination 


Energy
(official: Deeds | McDonnell)

NBC29: Federal Issues in the Virgina Race 


Environment
(official: Deeds | McDonnell)


Guns/2nd Amendment
(official: McDonnell)

Virginian Pilot Video Series
-Deeds Guns and Light Rail
-McDonnell Guns and Budget 


Health Care
(official: Deeds | McDonnell)  
 
Daily Press: Candidates spell out health plans

Virginian Pilot Video Series: Deeds Health Care


Military/Veterans
(official: Deeds | McDonnell)

Daily Press: Governor's candidates take aim at military vote

Daily Press: Candidate positions are murky when it comes to Fort Monroe


Smoking

Virginian Pilot Video Series: McDonnell Smoking


Taxes/Budget
(official: Deeds | McDonnell)  

Virginian Pilot Video Series: McDonnell Guns and Budget


Thesis

Virginian Pilot Video Series
-Deeds on McDonnell Graduate Thesis
-McDonnell on His Graduate Thesis 


Transportation
(official: Deeds | McDonnell)

Daily Press: Candidates at odds over transportation 

NBC29: Road to Richmond: Transportation 

Virginian Pilot Video Series: Deeds Transportation...Deeds Guns and Light Rail

Washington Biz Journal Creigh Deeds, Bob McDonnell tackle transportation

Washington Post:
-My Transportation Plan By Creigh Deeds
-My (Specific) Promises to Northern Virginia by Robert F. McDonnell...Transportation Plan (via | also see WaPo)


Debate History

October 20, 2009
WSLS Statewide Televised Debate Roanoke
7-8 p.m. Olin Hall Roanoke College Salem, VA.
-AP/WVEC | CQPolitics | NBC12 (w video clips) | Times Dispatch 
-Preview: AP | Press Release

October 12, 2009
League of Women Voters/AARP/PBS/WTVR/WTKR/WDBJ People’s Debate. 8 p.m. WCVE studio moderated by Judy Woodruff of “The News Hour with Jim Lehrer”
(Press Release | Flyer | NPR Audio Archive)
-Local: AP/Daily Press | CBS6 | Free Lance Star | NBC12 (NBC12 Live Blog Recap | Decision Virginia) | Roanoke Times | Times Dispatch (Editorial) | Virginian Pilot | Washington Post (Live Blog Recap) | Washington Times | WHSV | WRVA | WSET
-National: Bloomberg | CQPolitics | FoxNews | Politico 
-Official Blogs: In Statewide Debate Creigh Deeds Pledges to Raise Taxes; Angrily Attacks...McDonnell Dodges Questions, Runs From His Record 
-Preview: AP | NBC12 | Times Dispatch

September 22, 2009
Radio One/Richmond Crusade for Voters/The Chesterfield Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc/ Rho Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Community Forum Debate
on Richmond Radio Stations: WCDX 92.1FM, WKJM 99.3FM and WKJS 105.7FM (simulcast), WPZZ 104.7FM, WTPS AM 1240 Radio One Studios- Virginia Union University Coburn Hall Tuesday, 6pm-8:30pm.
-
Your Community Forum Debate...Rhetoric heats up ahead of Deeds/McDonnell forum in Richmond 
-McDonnell, Deeds make pitches at Virginia Union
-Deeds, McDonnell Court the Black Vote 

September 17, 2009
Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Debate Fairfax
-Deeds, McDonnell clash in testy debate 
-Deeds, McDonnell clash in Fairfax debate 
-Thrust and Parry Over Va.'s Future...Deeds in a Bit of a Bind on Taxes, Transportation
-Deeds, McDonnell throw sharp jabs in debate 
-Deeds, McDonnell trade charges in testy N.Va. debate 
-Deeds, McDonnell square off in debate 
-Transportation issue separates opponents 
-Deeds hammers on McDonnell thesis at second debate
-Virginia Candidates Go Back to the Future

September 15, 2009 
Portsmouth Bar Association Forum
At Harbor Park, candidates for governor take a few whacks...Deeds, McDonnell woo lawyers and argue about taxes

July 31, 2009 
Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Forum
McDonnell and Deeds pitch farmers in Goochland Friday...Deeds, McDonnell address farm forum

July 25, 2009 
The Virginia Bar Association Debate (w Livestream) The Homestead Resort 11 a.m.
-
VirginiaTalks.com | Facebook | Twitter
-Virginia Gubernatorial Debate to be Broadcast Statewide


 

Candidates
(alphabetic)

Creigh Deeds 
(website (issues) | twitter
(w conversations) | facebook | vpap | wikipedia)

Newspaper Profiles
-AP/Daily Progress: Deeds seeks to beat the odds
-Daily Press: Deeds is a country lawyer who won't be outworked 
-NBC12 Decision Virginia: Deeds promises Obama will return to Virginia for his campaign
-Richmond Magazine: Creigh Deeds shares views on key state issues
-Richmond Times Dispatch: Politics in the blood of rural Democrat Deeds...Asking for Your Vote - Creigh Deeds...When I was very young: Creigh Deeds 
-Roanoke Times/Virginian Pilot: Shaped by rural roots
-Washington Post: Creigh Deeds Chat 
-WSLS: One on one with Creigh Deeds...Candidate Profile 
-Also see
Issues

Bob McDonnell
(website (issues) | twitter
(w conversations) | facebook | vpap | wikipedia)

Newspaper Profiles
-AP/Daily Progress: McDonnell moored by conservative values
-By Your World w/Neil Cavuto: Interview with Virginia Gov. Candidate Bob McDonnell
-Daily Press: McDonnell is cool, calm and tenacious 
-NBC12 Decision Virginia: McDonnell pledges to serve entire term
-Richmond Magazine: Bob McDonnell shares views on key state issues
-Richmond Times Dispatch: McDonnell, a poised presence, could lift the GOP...Asking for Your Vote - Bob McDonnell...When I was very young: Bob McDonnell  
-Roanoke Times/Virginian Pilot: To McDonnell, solutions need input from all
-WSLS: One on one with Bob McDonnell...Candidate Profile 
-Also see
Issues


Newspaper Endorsements
(Compare with 2008 Presidential Election | also see Visual Map from Roanoke Times)

Deeds
-Flat Hat (William and Mary student) Williamsburg 10-23
-News Leader Staunton 10-30
-Roanoke Times Roanoke 10-25
-Loudoun Times-Mirror Loudoun County 10-20
-Virginia Gazette Williamsburg 10-28
-Virginian Pilot Hampton Roads 10-25
-Washington Post Northern Virginia 10-18


McDonnell
-Daily News Record Harrisonburg 10-18
-Daily Press Hampton Roads 10-18
-Daily Progress Charlottesville 11-1 
-Free Lance Star Fredericksburg 10-25
-Herald-Courier Bristol 10-25
-InsideNOVA Northern Virginia 10-18
-News & Advance Lynchburg
10-28
-News Virginian Waynesboro
10-25
-Star Exponent Culpeper 10-25 
-Sun Gazette Northern Virginia 10-13
-
Times Dispatch Richmond 10-25
-Washington Times Northern Virginia 10-21
-Winchester Star Winchester 10-18


Polls
Also see Pollster.com: Polls and Charts

11/2/2009
McDonnell (R) 56% 
Deeds (D) 42%
Other 2%
PPP

11/1/2009
McDonnell (R) 58% 
Deeds (D) 40%
Other 2%
SurveyUSA

10/31/2009
McDonnell (R) 53% 
Deeds (D) 41%
Other 6%

Times Dispatch

10/28/2009
McDonnell (R) 54% 
Deeds (D) 36%
Other 11%

VCU COMMONWEALTH POLL

10/28/2009
McDonnell (R) 58% 
Deeds (D) 41%
Other 1%

SurveyUSA

10/28/2009
McDonnell (R) 54% 
Deeds (D) 41%
Other 4%

Rasmussen Reports

10/27/2009
McDonnell (R) 55% 
Deeds (D) 40%
Other 5%

PPP

10/26/2009
McDonnell (R) 55% 
Deeds (D) 44%
Washington Post

10/21/2009
McDonnell (R) 52% 
Deeds (D) 40%
Other 8%

PPP

10/20/2009
McDonnell (R) 49% 
Deeds (D)
41%
Other
10%

Clarus Poll
 
10/20/2009
McDonnell (R) 59% 
Deeds (D)
40%
Other
1%
SurveyUSA/WJLA/WDBJ

10/19/2009
McDonnell (R) 45% 
Deeds (D)
31%
Other
22%

Christopher Newport University/Virginian-Pilot/WVEC 

10/13/2009
McDonnell (R) 50% 
Deeds (D)
43%
Other
7%

Rasmussen Report

10/11/2009
McDonnell (R) 48% 
Deeds (D)
40%
Other
12%

Times Dispatch/Mason-Dixon Poll

10/7/2009
McDonnell (R) 53% 
Deeds (D)
44%
Other
3%

Washington Post

10/5/2009
McDonnell (R) 54% 
Deeds (D) 43% 
Other 4%
SurveyUSA/ WDBJ-TV/ WJLA-TV

9/30/2009
McDonnell (R) 51% 
Deeds (D) 42% 
Other 8%
Rasmussen
 
9/29/2009
McDonnell (R) 55% 
Deeds (D) 41% 
Other 4%

Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll
 
9/29/2009
McDonnell (R) 48% 
Deeds (D) 43% 
Other  8%
 
Results of Public Policy Polling

9/20/2009
McDonnell (R) 51% 
Deeds (D) 47% 
No Opinion 2%
Washington Post

9/16/2009
McDonnell (R) 50% 
Deeds (D) 43% 
Undecided 7%
Daily Koss/Research 2000

9/15/2009
McDonnell (R) 42% 
Deeds (D) 37% 
Undecided 21%
Clarus

9/2/2009
McDonnell (R) 51% 
Deeds (D) 42%
Undecided 7%
Rasmussen

9/1/2009
McDonnell (R) 49% 
Deeds (D) 42%
Undecided 9%
PPP

8/15/2009
McDonnell (R) 47% 
Deeds (D) 40%
Undecided 13%
Washington Post

8/5/2009
McDonnell (R) 51% 
Deeds (D) 43%
Undecided 6%
Daily Kos/Research 2000 Virginia Poll

8/4/2009
McDonnell (R) 51% 
Deeds (D) 37% 
Undecided 12%
PPP

7/29/2009
McDonnell (R) 55% 
Deeds (D) 40% 
Undecided 5%
SurveyUSA