March 6, 2009
Creigh Deeds brought his campaign for Governor to Charlottesville Friday afternoon. He paid a visit to C-Ville Coffee and met some locals. Deeds has local ties himself.
Unlike fellow Democrat Brian Moran, who stepped down from his House of Delegates Seat to focus on the campaign, Deeds decided to continue working in the State Senate. He said the state of the economy is too dire not to.
With less than 100 days left on the trail, Deeds says he feels good about his decision.
"A lot of people thought I was silly to still live up to my responsibilities and stay in the State Senate and give up 46 days of campaigning and money raising, but I'm no worse for the wear," Deeds tells CBS19.
Deeds is running against two other Democrats, Brian Moran and Terry McAuliffe, and one Republican candidate, former Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell. Recent poll numbers show them neck and neck.