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June 10 (Bloomberg) -- State Senator Creigh Deeds overcame Terry McAuliffe’s financial advantage and beat the former Democratic National Committee chairman to claim the party’s gubernatorial nomination in Virginia.
Deeds, 51, ran well ahead of McAuliffe, 52, and former state legislative leader Brian Moran, 49, in yesterday’s primary. Deeds won about 50 percent of the vote, McAuliffe about 26 percent and Moran about 24 percent, according to the Virginia State Board of Elections.
Deeds will face Virginia’s former attorney general, Republican Bob McDonnell, 54, in the November election. McDonnell, who was unopposed in his party’s primary, beat Deeds by a few hundred votes in 2005 in the statewide attorney general’s race. He resigned that post earlier this year to focus on his gubernatorial campaign.