October 21st, 2009
10:57 AM ET
4 years ago

Deeds touts Obama support in new ad

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds is playing up his support from President Obama.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds is playing up his support from President Obama.

(CNN) - With just under two weeks until voters head to the polls in Virginia, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds is playing up his support from President Obama.

Deeds is launching a new ad Thursday featuring Obama at a recent campaign rally urging voters to step up their get out the vote efforts.

"Last year, Virginia, you helped lead a movement of Americans who believed that their voices could make a difference," Obama is seen telling an energized crowd in the new 30-second spot. "That's what we need to do in this race."

The ad also comes five days before Obama is set to return to the Virginia campaign trail on behalf of Deeds, a former state senator. While the race between Deeds and former Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell has been a close one, recent polls suggest McDonnell now has a nearly 10-point advantage over Deeds.

Obama won Virginia by 6 points last fall, and currently holds a 53 percent approval rating in the state, according to a recent Washington Post poll.


Filed under: Creigh Deeds • President Obama • Virginia
soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. Typical McDonnell Supporter

    Got my talking points on Fox today,
    Now I know the words to say,
    ACORN, socialist, tax and spend,
    Will my ignorance ever end?

    October 21, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  2. jobless recovery

    How anyone could support a candidate who Obama's support is ridiculous. Obama has no idea what he is doing. He is the worst president since Nixon.

    October 21, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  3. The Voice

    How is it possible that a women opressor has a lead in Virginia. What are Virginian's thinking??!!

    Vote no to the opression of women!!

    October 21, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  4. valwayne

    With UNEMPLOMENT nationwide at 9.8% soaring to 15% and the country deeper in debt than a banana republic Deeds opponent must be thrilled that he is advertising Obama's support for needs. Obama is turning into a negative in most of the country!

    October 21, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  5. Doug, New Jersey

    Get Deeds dough, just like others who got their Obama bucks.

    These Demo-drones think it is Obama's own money, they have no concept that it is being stolen from responsible tax payers.

    Take from the good people and pay the bad people to vote Democrat, yeah I'm sure this is exactly what the founding fathers had in mind.

    October 21, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  6. Victim of Democratic greed

    Oh what a jerk! Obama support should be the end of him.

    October 21, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  7. TangledThorns

    Tying Deeds to an unpopular President like Obama is always a good idea. Keep riding them short coat tails!

    October 21, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  8. Va 4 Obama

    I am a Democrat but I feel Deeds campaign was poorly run. I hope former Pres. Clinton's and Pres. Obama's support can help Deeds but it may be too little - too late. VOTE everyone!

    October 21, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  9. Action Not Deeds

    This guy wants it both ways. McAuliffe would have at least been a viable candidate much as it hurts me to say it.

    October 21, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  10. nice

    in other words, deeds is passing out the Obama kool-aid as quickly as possible. good luck

    October 21, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  11. jon c. sprowl

    deeds is a socialist

    October 21, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  12. Fair is Fair

    Hey Deeds,

    This is exactly why you're going down. Why not tell people WHY they should vote for you instead of saying "vote for me because Obama says so"?

    Not to worry, Deeds. Maybe when you lose, Obama will make you his "Virginia Czar".

    October 21, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  13. anita ms

    democrats we need to put Deeds into office for this upcoming election! What do you want 8 more years of Bush or do you want to correct this problem and fix it? No more republicans in office they lower taxes, protect lobbyist, and special interest groups! they dont care about the American people. Put up or shut up you lieing republicans!

    October 21, 2009 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  14. Jay T.

    I support McConnell because he believes a woman's place is in the kitchen and, if all women were in the kitchen (they make up like half the population or something like that) then it will be easier for men to find a job and, if stay-at-home moms don't count as being unemployed (because raising kids is like a job, except you don't get paid, which makes it like a really tough and rewarding volunteer job), then the unemployment rate would go down, too. It's win-win.

    October 21, 2009 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  15. Obama=Trickle up Poverty

    Instead of touting Obamas support, why doesn't he try touting reasons he should be elected...................unless there aren't any.

    October 21, 2009 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  16. Unemployed in IOWA

    So Mr Deeds, how is it to tout the support of a known LIER. Maybe it makes for good bed fellows. Does that make Deeds a LIER to, probably.

    October 21, 2009 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  17. ANONYMOUS

    I wouldn't be bragging on his support, especially in light of his dropping poll numbers!

    October 21, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  18. cnn=right wing media and works for sarah "death pannel" palin

    This is the only reason why i'll vote for you my friend

    October 21, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  19. Chris - MN

    I imagine there will be many comments that Deeds is wrong to associate himself with a "failure" like Obama. That's one major problem that Obama's critics have. They are so desperate to believe that he is as unpopular and uneffective as Fox tells them, that they are not facing reality. That flaw in their opposition is helping Obama and Deeds.

    October 21, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  20. Kfonte

    Really?? The Republicans are in trouble? I think not. You may want to look at the most recent poll for the Democrats and Obama. They are the ones that are running the show and running this country into bankrupcty! Obama has neutered this country and he is a joke! Do a story for a change that is revelent and truthful! You know, fair and balanced.

    October 21, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  21. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I hope Deeds wins. McDonnell will set this state back decades. He sucked as Attorney General and he will suck as a governor. READ THE THESIS!!!

    October 21, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  22. Enough

    Stop the bankrupting of America and vote out ALL Democrats! Send Obama a message that we are tired of all this spending, we are broke.

    October 21, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  23. mark

    what a loser...

    October 21, 2009 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  24. Mike Syracuse, NY

    When will Democrats realize that half the votes Obama got were 'he's not Bush' votes. The same goes for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is a cult figure, and as we'll see in the upcoming elections, has no coattails. As his policy failures become more obvous, he will lose the Independent vote and Blue Dog Democrats, leaving just the hardcore delusional lliberals as his support.

    October 21, 2009 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  25. victim of republican greed

    I wonder is Bush's $700+ Billion bailout of the banks with no strings attached had any impact on the deficit.

    October 21, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
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