After a bitter and nasty primary campaign, with divisive exchanges about guns and out-of-state campaign cash, this year's cast of gubernatorial hopefuls, Brian Moran and Terry McAuliffe, appeared at a rally at the Virginia Democratic Party Headquarters in Richmond. Governor Kaine also appeared to support Creigh Deeds. After saying that Creigh Deeds "can't win" i n November, he says he "will do anything that Creigh asks him to do" to ensure that Creigh wins the race in the fall. The president also called Mr.Deeds today to congratulate him on his landslide victory in the primary. With our state's governor's new role as DNC Chairman and the fact that Virginia is one of two states to have a governor's race this year, a whole lot of Democratic cash is going to be pumped into this race to retain this seat for the Democratic Party. With Virginia's open seat and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine's vulnerability, the Democrats are playing defence following a stunning offence over the past two years that has given them control of the Congress, White House, and a majority of the governor's seats, so a unified Democratic Party is needed for Deeds to pull out of this race with a win in November.
Watch the Unity Rally with remarks from Governor Warner, Terry McAuliffe, Brian Moran, and Democratic Nominee Creigh Deeds.