"Creigh Deeds has an 18-year record in the General Assembly of support for public education. He's been a voice for Virginia's students and educators and has worked tirelessly to maintain and strengthen the commonwealth's public schools. We're excited to back him, and look forward to his continued support and encouragement from him as governor."
This is a major endorsement for all sorts of good reasons. The VEA is politically active and has members (and retirees) in every community and has expertise in issues affecting K-12 education.