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McDonnell thanks voters, Deeds

From NBC's Ali Weinberg
Virginia Governor-elect Bob McDonnell thanked independent and Democratic voters who supported him, as well as his Democratic opponent Creigh Deeds, during his acceptance speech this evening.
 
"One of the reasons I think we were so successful with [Attorney General-elect] Ken [Cucinelli] and [Lieutenant Governor-elect] Bill [Bolling] and me tonight was we had independents and Democrats who came over to support us," McDonnell said, singling out one high-profile Democratic supporter, Sheila Johnson, the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television, calling her "my favorite Democrat."
 
McDonnell said he "looks forward" to working with Deeds, a state senator: "Creigh Deeds is a good public servant, and what we're going to need over the next few years is good public servants."