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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

AG's Race Takes Another Step Towards Completion

Bob McDonnell was certified as the winner of the Attorney General's race by a whopping 323 vote margin. This election, the closest in Virginia history, is a likely precursor to the 2009 Governer's Race. If Creigh Deeds ultimately loses he will nonetheless be in the driver's seat for the Democratic nomination. I have yet to figure out how the most conservative Republican running statewide beat the most conservative Democrat running statewide. Although I predict that if there is a rematch at the top of the ticket, Creigh will win hands down.


  • At 11/30/2005 10:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This sad, the more I learned about Deeds, the more I liked him. Whereas the more I learned about "Taliban Bob" the more I disliked him. If this result does stand, I would have to say Deeds did well - especially when you consider Taliban Bob out spent Deeds almost 2 to 1 and only won by 300 + votes.

    McDonnell can be thankful that people really don't pay too much attention the the "undercard" races. McDonnell has the haircut, suit, and looks, but underneath he's one scary right wing nut!

  • At 11/30/2005 10:57 AM, Blogger valley iconoclast said…

    If you look at the results, it was the lack of a push for the undercard races that prevented the Democratic sweep. Almost 40K people voted for governor and not the undercards. Those are normally voters who don't know the lower ticket candidates. I hindsight the state party missed a golden opportunity. Although if Kaine had lost, people would complain that the party spent money of races that didn't matter.


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