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Blue Commonwealth Congratulates Our Democratic Nominees

by: Dave

Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 20:50:29 PM EDT

Blue Commonwealth extends a hearty congratulations to our nominees. A victory well deserved for all of them.

Here's to a sweeping victory against the Republicans in November!

Governor: Creigh Deeds
Lieutenant Governor: Jody Wagner
Attorney General: Steve Shannon

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Turnout was better than I expected
I have to admit, I am pleasantly surprised turnout was up over 300,000. Yeah, it would be fantastic if it were higher, but 6% is a lot better that the 3% many were saying, especially on a rainy rush hour day in northern Virginia.

What a great ticket!
Let's all get together in Williamsburg this weekend at the Unity Rally! 12 noon at the Alumni House at the College of William and Mary. BBQ after.

very exciting
Looks good for PPP and SurveyUSA too.  I saw some skepticism that PPP predicted turnout of around 300,000.

New Jersey politics at Blue Jersey.

It would have been higher
I think turnout would have been even higher if it wasn't for the nasty storms at the start of the polls and at the beginning of the polls.  I was guessing a turnout around 210,000.  

Deeds, Wagner and Shannon Supporter!!!

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It would have been higher
I think turnout would have been even higher if it wasn't for the nasty storms at the start of the polls and at the beginning of the polls.  I was guessing a turnout around 210,000.  

Deeds, Wagner and Shannon Supporter!!!

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Congrats to all the winners
I know some of us are disappointed that our particular choices did not win.  Take a few days to mourn that, but then regird for victory in November.  We have a great team!

I back them wholeheartedly.

on! let's rock 'n' roll over McDonnell..

Crucial: We win VA in Nov
and our momentum heading into 2010 is huge, and I can't help but think that a Deeds win helps advance our Democratic agenda in the Congress.

Game on for damn sure!

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In spite of my votes/choices
this may be ... BY FAR ... the most electable ticket we could have assembled. Geographically balanced, with NoVa only on the bottom of the ticket, and with a ticket that's (frankly) not all white men.

Ron, my thought exactly, and in fact I switched...
...from Signer to Wagner for Lt. Gov. the morning I voted (early, on Saturday) for exactly the 2nd of those 2 reasons you cite.

I never considered "geographic balance" in my vote, but looking at it now, it sure looks helpful.

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Quite the opposite
Creigh skipping the event served to confirm its importance in Virginia political life, IMHO.

The Virginia Democrat

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Congrats aznew!
You did a great job defending and projecting your candidate (now our candidate).

"One person, one vote" died at the hands of SCOTUS, January 21, 2010

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The General Election
should be a lot of fun for all.

Palin, Gingrich, Hannity, Rush -- all the wingnuts will be gracing the Commonwealth, if not in person, presumably in argument. We will have unprecedented access to unprecedented potential comic riches, perhaps the greatest trove in American political history.

This gang will make Eric Cantor seem reasonable.

I can't wait.

The Virginia Democrat

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as opposed to Mark Warner, Barack Obama, Tim Kaine
In fact Sen. Deeds took a call from the President this morning.

Don't worry Bob, I'm sure Dubya has some free time these days. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!  


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My head explode
This gang will make Eric Cantor seem reasonable


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Them's the breaks - Let's move on to victory in November
Last night I was at the Hilton in Alexandria waiting for Brian to appear.  The results were coming in and the writing was on the wall.  Brian and his family came out to enthusiastic cheers and applause.  He launched immediately into an enthusiastic endorsement of Creigh and promised his unstinting support of his candidacy and victory in the fall.  No looking back, no recriminations or moping, just forward looking single-minded focus on putting the Democratic nominee in the governor's mansion in November.  Very classy.

Accordingly, I throw my support behind the ticket and promise to do what I can to elect the Democratic slate in November.

What an amazing race and result!
Creigh raised the least, spent the least and pulled out a crushing win.  Wow!  And he won nearly every congressional district in the state (save the 3rd).  And excluding Alexandria, he won big in NoVA.  I was amazed to see he won Arlington County and the 8th Congressional District.  

I guess you can't say a Washington Post endorsement is meaningless when undecided numbers are high.  

I need to breakout the checkbook to help Deeds compete with Money-Bags McDonnell (and everyone else should do the same).  Maybe in a primary, he can pull off a low cost win.  But in the general, I'm afraid he's going to need a lot of money to compete in NoVA.

And Terry, unfettered and on his own, showed what a positive force he really is.  A class act.

"One person, one vote" died at the hands of SCOTUS, January 21, 2010

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The above comment by me was meant to reply to alankrishnan n/t

"One person, one vote" died at the hands of SCOTUS, January 21, 2010

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Terry didn't deserve all the hate...
...coming from some Dems.  It got over the top.

But yet concern and criticism were justified, for the very reasons that voters, to my relief, rejected him yesterday.  He has an accomplished life for his party and for himself, yes, but he hasn't accomplished anything in his life for Virginia, and therefore has no argument for being elected Governor of Virginia.  That was always the problem, and always what made him a worse choice than either Deeds or Moran.

And Moran, for his part, just ran a terrible campaign.  He, like Terry, would have had problems in the general, for a similar but not-identical reason that he would have been a hard sell downstate.  But at least he had something real to sell.

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Brian only won 7 Arlington Precincts
Creigh won all the rest

This is my world and welcome to it

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Congrats to Progressive VA!
I find VA politics extremely interesting.  It sounds to me that you have an EXCELLENT Dem. ticket for '09, congratulations!

I will be offering whatever support I can to my progressive neighbors to the north.

(If only we could solve the messes we get into down here in Tar Heel land).


Meant to say this earlier...
Meant to say this when you commented earlier...Welcome to Blue Commonwealth.

And sincere thanks for your offer to help.  

(FWIW, I just got back from NC, where I have family.  I also went to hear the Decemberists at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium last THU.  I love NC!)

"One person, one vote" died at the hands of SCOTUS, January 21, 2010

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What about Burr?
Sounds like you guys have a very interesting Senate race coming up in 2010? It's all about neighbor-to-neighbor and leveraging the economic engines. I think NC should push turnout as hard as it can in RTP and Charlotte and expand the audience for the message our side has to those suburbs.

But you know that...

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It's going to be a battle for Burr's seat - interestingly, one that has changed parties every cycle for decades!

I'll be doing what little I can to support - please keep me posted.

Keep up the good work >

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