Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Virginia Democrats Nominate Gun Zealot For Governor

State Senator R. Creigh Deeds won Virginia’s Democratic primary for governor today. He beat Terry McAuliffe, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and Brian J. Moran, a former member of the state’s House of Delegates, who spent all their money beating up on each other.

Now, Mr. Deeds will go up against Robert F. McDonnell, the Republican who defeated him in the 2005 election for state attorney general.

Mr. Deeds is a gun zealot and even supports proposed legislation permitting concealed weapons in bars. Virginians get to choose between that and Mr. McDonnell's support of Big Oil's drilling off the Virginia coast.

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