Democratic Governors Association Calls Virginia Race “tough but winnable”

18 days until the 2009 election

Virginia is a tough but winnable race, with Sen. Deeds within striking distance and room for growth among northern Virginia voters. As the DGA’s political director, Raymond Glendening, said in a conference call this weekwith small donors: “there are a lot of advantages for us in the last two and a half weeks.”

Given the chance to pick the best President for the economy, Bob McDonnell once again embraced the failed economic policies of George W. Bush at the AARP/LWV Debate. This isn’t the first time McDonnell has embraced these policies. And McDonnell led the fight to reject $125 million in unemployment for Virginians without jobs. Watch what Virginians think about his economic plans here. The Commonwealth can’t afford to go back to the kind of leadership that cost thousands of jobs and plunged the nation into the worst recession since the Great Depression.

Roanoke Times editorial: McDonnell not telling the whole truth: Deciding who’s being honest. Read more about McDonnell’s false charges against Deeds.

New TV ad highlights Creigh’s dedication to improving educational opportunity with Deeds’ Virginia Forward Scholarship, which would pay half of in-state tuition for high school students who maintain a “B” average and commit to 2 years of public service in Virginia.

During the “Hope and Opportunity Tour,” Democratic Party of Virginia Chairman Richard Cranwell and other local Deeds supporters demonstrated that the choice is clear for small business owners and families in rural Virginia who have been hit hard by the economic downturn.

Creigh Deeds is the only candidate in this race who understands the issues that Virginia communities face and has an honest plan to solve them.

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