At least one party is courting conservatives. While many Republicans continue to follow the MSM’s (hardly disinterested) advice by rejecting conservative values (BTW, how’s that working?), some Virginia Democrats are appealing to conservative voters by appearing more moderate than their national counterparts. The trend picked up a little more steam tonight, as rural State Senator Creigh Deeds walloped liberals Brian Moran and Terry McAullife in the commonwealth’s Democratic gubernatorial primary. As of this writing, Sen. Deeds has won nearly 50 percent of the vote, performing well in northern as well as rural Virginia. This sets the stage for a rematch between Sen. Deeds and Republican nominee Bob McDonnell, who narrowly defeated the Democrat in a 2005 race for Attorney General. Since Virginia’s races will be in large measure a referendum on President Barack Obama and his unpopular, dangerous policies, the presence of a moderate Democrat at the top of the ticket promises an interesting Fall.
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