Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Full Nest

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe visited the Waynesboro Democratic Committee last night as part of his statewide tour exploring a run for the Governor's Mansion. He told the party faithful that his rise in politics is similar to Mark Warner's. McAuliffe pointed to his experience in business and nationwide, indeed worldwide, contacts to attract businesses to the commonwealth. There's more in the Augusta Free Press.
For the nomination, McAuliffe is taking on Senator Creigh Deeds and Delegate Brian Moran. Deeds, who represents a district running from Bath Co. through Rockbridge Co. and across the mountains to Charlottesville, is well known to 6th District Democrats and should enjoy a strong base of support in the region. Deeds just picked up the support of Senator Chap Peterson of Fairfax Co. who is hosting a campaign event for him.
The endorsements are flying and some spurs are coming out as this contest heats up. Since he's also from NOVA, McAuliffe's entry probably threatens Moran more than Deeds, but any time there is a 3-way contest all sorts of things can happen. Feathers may fly at the DVPV quarterly meeting in Charlottesville the first weekend of December!!


unionman said...

I was there last night in Waynesboro to see Terry give his speech. He talks a good talk, but we'll just have to wait and see.He did pick up the tab for our dinner.

Belle Rose said...

I heard Terry speak in Sept. He is dynamic, to say the least. But, Creigh and Brian are far more steeped in VA politics, issues, etc. Terry risks being labeled a carpetbagger. However, it was nice of him to pick up the tab for the folks who came out on a rainy night during a holiday week.