Long-time state Sen. Creigh Deeds rode to an easy victory in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary and will carry the party’s standard for governor in the November election. Deeds, who trailed in the early weeks of the campaign, surged toward the end, especially after his endorsement by the Washington Post, and trounced both the heavily financed former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe and the well-connected former state Rep. Brian Moran.
With nearly 96% of precincts reporting, Deeds, 51, had 146,875 (49%) votes to McAuliffe’s 79,866 (27%) and Moran’s 72,295 (24%).Could we see the same happen here with Roy Barnes, who will have an enormous advantage with money & name I.D.? Who will be the Creigh Deeds of the democrats? David Poythress, DuBose Porter, Thurbert Baker? Right now, it looks like David Poythress maybe the Creigh Deeds of the bunch.