State Sen. R. Creigh Deeds has won the Democratic primary for Governor in Virginia which means he will face Republican nominee Bob McDonnell in the fall election. Deeds had been considered an underdog but connected with voters through his common touch style.
Jody Wagner will be the candidate for Lt. Governor.
Traditionally the party out of control in the White House has won the race for Governor in Virginia but the recent Democratic trends could change that. Voters may also be influenced by the fact that Democrats have controlled the office for the last eight years (given the anti incumbent moods of late).