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Washington Post Endorses Democrat Creigh Deeds for VA Governor

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The Washington Post claims Deeds was the "only" candidate to provide a "common sense" approach to what was described as the "daunting crisis" of transportation funding.
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The Washington Post claims Deeds was the "only" candidate to provide a "common sense" approach to what was described as the "daunting crisis" of transportation funding.

The Washington Post has endorsed Democrat Creigh Deeds for Virginia Governor. In its 1,400 word editorial Sunday, the Post's editors wrote that transportation is the "central challenge" facing any Virginia governor.

They claim Deeds was the "only" candidate to provide a "common sense" approach to what was described as the "daunting crisis" of transportation funding.

"It was a clear decision," said Fred Hiatt, the Editor of the Post's Editorial Page.

"The solutions that McDonnell offers sort of sound good at first but if you look at them don't seem to us to carry the hope really of producing the revenue and action that might be needed."

But transportation wasn't the only reason Deeds received the much-anticipated endorsement.

"We think his record is one of taking principled positions even when it's difficult to do. And at the same time having the character and connections to maybe get something done in Richmond."

The Post called McDonnell's road plans "bogus" and described him as in "denial" over the State's financial needs.

Mana Rabiee reports...

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