Thursday, June 19, 2008

Deeds - Moran Match

It's a little early and yet...Howling Latina is getting tired of blogging about Obama and thought it might be nice to chime in on the Virginia race for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Brian Moran or Creigh Deeds in a face-off.

For non-Virginians, Creigh Deeds was the Democratic candidate for attorney general in '05 who lost by 323 votes and is running for the Democratic nomination for governor.

The other candidate is Brian Moran who has served in the Virginia Assembly since 1996. Brian's older brother is Jim Moran who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1991; previously, Jim was mayor of Alexandria.

Now in thinking of the Deeds-Moran face-off, the howler can't help but also think of Leslie Byrne and her losing campaign as the Democratic lieutenant governor nominee in '05; and then her recent loss to Gerry Connolly as the Dem nominee to replace Tom Davis in Congress.

Always oh so close...but no cigar.

It seems to her that if Dems want to keep the governor's mansion in the Dem column, it's a no-brainer. Moran has immediate name recognition in pivotal Northern Virginia with a family brand worth at least 323 votes.

The only item most Northern Virginians remember about Deeds is how he ultimately lost his statewide election of a few years ago as Gov. Tim Kaine was whipping up on Jerry Kilgore by almost 200000 votes.

Let's face it, folks. Alleghany may be important but the votes are in Northern Virginia. Besides, when the choice is between a true progressive and just a Dem, the howler's heart always goes to the true progressive.

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