J.C. --As Ben Tribbett correctly notes, "Wow."
Yesterday, I had my first debate with Terry and Brian at the College of William & Mary. Virginians finally got a chance to see the real choice in this election.
And the choice is clear.
Middle class families can't afford to have our Democratic nominee standing with Donald Trump and his Wall Street investors or with tainted defense contractors who have received million dollar earmarks from an older brother in Congress.We simply can't allow the Wall Street culture or the corrupt political establishment to control our agenda for the next four years.
I will continue to stand up and fight for the middle class when I'm Governor. That's why I didn't walk away from working families during the most serious economic crisis since the Great Depression.
When I'm Governor, I will be on your side every single day. My wife Pam works full-time and we have four kids – two in college – so I understand exactly the challenges Virginia's working families are facing all across our Commonwealth.
We are less than 50 days away from the June 9th primary. I need your support to secure the nomination.
Now is the time to make your voice heard.
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Thanks for all that you do,
I think Creigh Deeds is the best choice for Virginia Democrats this year. This is not to say that Moran or McAuliffe are either unqualified or fatally flawed: I just think that Deeds is better.
That being said, this move to engage his rivals is long overdue. Deeds has let his rivals get out of the gate before him and now has a lot of ground to make up.
This represents a major shift in strategy for the affable Deeds. If Creigh Deeds has a flaw as a politician it may be that he is too nice and doesn't like conflicts, especially with other Democrats. But there are reasonable critiques that can be raised against Moran and McAuliffe, and Deeds needs to show he can get out there and attack when it is justified.