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2009: Diving into VA

VIRGINIA: The AP dives into the Virginia governor's race. "It's just not The Virginia Way. In the past few weeks, former Democratic National Chairman Terry McAuliffe entered the Old Dominion's governor's race with the subtlety of a runaway cement truck, wrecking the slow rhythms of the state's musty political traditions… It's left his two rivals for June's bruising primary winded. 'How can you respond to a whirlwind?' said state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, 51, the only elected officeholder in the race not leaving his post early to run and raise money full-time. 'I'll have enough money at the end of the day that people know there is a choice.'"