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Deeds runs away with Democratic nomination

Pre-primary polls had the three Democratic candidates for governor running neck and neck, but State Sen. R. Creigh Deeds easily walked away with the nomination Tuesday, both statewide and in Pulaski County.
With a statewide voter turnout of six percent and a local turnout of three percent, Deeds defeated former Democratic national chairman Terry R. McAuliffe and former House of Delegates Democratic Caucus leader Brian Moran.
Deeds received 159,324 votes (50 percent) in the state race, compared to McAuliffe’s 84,640 (26 percent) and Moran’s 76,405 (24 percent). The figures are based on 99.8 percent of the 2,504 state precincts reporting.
Only 320,369 of Virginia’s five million registered voters went to the polls Tuesday.
In Pulaski County, with all precincts reporting, Deeds received 588 (72 percent) of the 822 votes cast in the governor’s race. McAuliffe received 167 votes (20 percent) and Moran received 67 (eight percent). The total number of registered voters in Pulaski County is 21,488.
All results are considered unofficial until a canvass is completed to certify the counts.
In the race for the Virginia Democratic Party nomination for lieutenant governor, Jody M. Wagner easily defeated her opponents in the state and Pulaski County. One opponent, Jon I. Bowerbank, withdrew from the race May 18, but his name remained on the ballot.
Statewide, Wagner received 212,460 votes (75 percent) to A. Michael Signer’s 60,976 votes (21 percent) and Bowerbank’s 12,826 votes (four percent).
Locally, Wagner received 354 (53 percent) of the 671 votes cast in the lieutenant governor’s race. Signer received 235 votes (35 percent) and Bowerbank received 82 votes (12 percent).
Deeds, 51, of Bath County, announced he would seek the Democratic nod for governor in early 2008.
In 2005, he ran for attorney general, but lost by only 323 votes out of nearly 2 million.
Deeds was elected to state Senate in 2001 in a special election to fill the seat of the late Emily Couric. He went on to win a full term in 2003 and then was re-elected in 2007.
A former commonwealth’s attorney, he was a member of the House of Delegates from 1992-2001.
Deeds has a bachelor’s degree from Concord College and a law degree from Wake Forest University.
Wagner, 53, of Virginia Beach served as Virginia finance secretary from 2006 to 2008, and state treasurer from 2002 to 2006. She is a member of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the Virginia Small Business Authority.
She has a law degree from Vanderbilt University of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.

Deeds runs away with Democratic nomination

Pre-primary polls had the three Democratic candidates for governor running neck and neck, but State Sen. R. Creigh Deeds easily walked away with the nomination Tuesday, both statewide and in Pulaski County.
With a statewide voter turnout of six percent and a local turnout of three percent, Deeds defeated former Democratic national chairman Terry R. McAuliffe and former House of Delegates Democratic Caucus leader Brian Moran.
Deeds received 159,324 votes (50 percent) in the state race, compared to McAuliffe’s 84,640 (26 percent) and Moran’s 76,405 (24 percent). The figures are based on 99.8 percent of the 2,504 state precincts reporting.
Only 320,369 of Virginia’s five million registered voters went to the polls Tuesday.
In Pulaski County, with all precincts reporting, Deeds received 588 (72 percent) of the 822 votes cast in the governor’s race. McAuliffe received 167 votes (20 percent) and Moran received 67 (eight percent). The total number of registered voters in Pulaski County is 21,488.
All results are considered unofficial until a canvass is completed to certify the counts.
In the race for the Virginia Democratic Party nomination for lieutenant governor, Jody M. Wagner easily defeated her opponents in the state and Pulaski County. One opponent, Jon I. Bowerbank, withdrew from the race May 18, but his name remained on the ballot.
Statewide, Wagner received 212,460 votes (75 percent) to A. Michael Signer’s 60,976 votes (21 percent) and Bowerbank’s 12,826 votes (four percent).
Locally, Wagner received 354 (53 percent) of the 671 votes cast in the lieutenant governor’s race. Signer received 235 votes (35 percent) and Bowerbank received 82 votes (12 percent).
Deeds, 51, of Bath County, announced he would seek the Democratic nod for governor in early 2008.
In 2005, he ran for attorney general, but lost by only 323 votes out of nearly 2 million.
Deeds was elected to state Senate in 2001 in a special election to fill the seat of the late Emily Couric. He went on to win a full term in 2003 and then was re-elected in 2007.
A former commonwealth’s attorney, he was a member of the House of Delegates from 1992-2001.
Deeds has a bachelor’s degree from Concord College and a law degree from Wake Forest University.
Wagner, 53, of Virginia Beach served as Virginia finance secretary from 2006 to 2008, and state treasurer from 2002 to 2006. She is a member of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the Virginia Small Business Authority.
She has a law degree from Vanderbilt University of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.