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Perdue headlining Deeds fundraiser

Gov. Beverly Perdue is scheduled to speak at a fundraiser for Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds, the Democratic nominee for governor in the Old Dominion, on Oct. 1.

The event is at the Capital City Club has a suggested minimum contribution of $500 and an A-list of hosts that includes former Gov. Jim Hunt, Democratic organizer and fundraiser Bruce Thompson, uberfundraiser Peter Reichard and Ruffin Poole, lawyer and former aide to Gov. Mike Easley. Poole most recently made the news when a federal grand jury investigating issues surrounding Easley asked for volumes of communication between the Department of Motor Vehicles and a handful of then-Easley aides, including Poole.

Deeds had been trailing behind the Republican nominee, former Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell. But McDonnell has been on defense since a recent Washington Post report by N&O alum Amy Gardner highlighted his graduate school thesis while at CBN (now Regent) University, founded by televangelist Pat Robertson. The thesis, among other arguments, characterized working women and feminists as "detrimental to the family." The thesis was written in 1989, but the Post chronicled how McDonnell has pursued 10 of the policy goals articulated in the paper during his 14-year public career. 


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Re: Perdue headlining Deeds fundraiser

Surely, the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia are smarter than this. This crushes my lifelong desire to be a tasteful Virginian instead of a
misled NC slave.

Re: Perdue headlining Deeds fundraiser

Is it really fair to say that McDonnell is playing defense? As far as I can tell, he still has a ~10% lead in the polls.

I do know that N&O alum Amy Gardner was appropriately slapped down for all of the "some people still question..."-type innuendo in her articles by Michael Barone:

"Today’s front page story by Amy Gardner and its placement by Post editors on the front page is one of the most flagrant examples of electioneering by a paper’s news pages that I have ever seen."

Virginia better watch out

They are in deep doo-doo if Perdue is Deeds' role model.

Tax increases, corruption, $136,000 communications staff, etc.

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