McDonnell talks mental health, attorney general's race
November 26th, 2013
01:05 PM ET
8 months ago

McDonnell talks mental health, attorney general's race

(CNN) - Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell weighed in on the commonwealth's mental health system Tuesday, more than a week after state Sen. Creigh Deeds' son stabbed his father repeatedly before killing himself.

In an interview with radio station WTOP, the Republican governor also said he thinks the GOP candidate in the Virginia attorney general's race should request a recount after official results Monday showed the Democrat won by a razor-thin margin.
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Creigh Deeds: 'I am alive for a reason'
November 25th, 2013
10:06 PM ET
8 months ago

Creigh Deeds: 'I am alive for a reason'

(CNN) - Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds, who was stabbed multiple times by his son, said he will work to change how mental health services are delivered so that "other families don't have to go through what we are living."

Deeds' son, Austin "Gus" Deeds, committed suicide after the fight.

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By tiny margin, Dem declared official winner in Virginia AG race; recount uncertain
November 25th, 2013
12:13 PM ET
8 months ago

By tiny margin, Dem declared official winner in Virginia AG race; recount uncertain

(CNN) - The Republican who lost by a sliver in Virginia's attorney general will wait a few more days before deciding whether to request a recount, his campaign said Monday.

The announcement came the same day as Virginia's Board of Election's ruled that Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring officially beat Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain by 165 votes out of about 2.2 million.
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November 20th, 2013
01:20 PM ET
8 months ago

Deputies called to Creigh Deeds' home day before fatal fight, Virginia police say

Updated 11/20/2013 at 6pm ET

(CNN) - Sheriff's deputies had been called to the home of Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds a day before the fight that left his son dead and the veteran politician with multiple stab wounds, investigators reported Wednesday.

Deputies responded to a "nonemergency call for assistance" at Deeds' home in Millboro, in the rural western part of the state, on Monday, Virginia State Police said. The deputies made no arrests, and no charges were filed, the agency said.

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Virginia pol is stabbed and son is dead in attempted murder-suicide, police say
November 19th, 2013
12:59 PM ET
8 months ago

Virginia pol is stabbed and son is dead in attempted murder-suicide, police say

(CNN) - A top Virginia politician lay in a Charlottesville hospital with multiple stab wounds Tuesday evening after what state police called a fight with his son, who appears to have killed himself shortly afterward.

A cousin found state Sen. Creigh Deeds, the 2009 Democratic nominee for governor, walking down a road near his home Tuesday morning, bleeding from multiple stab wounds to his head and chest, state police reported. State troopers who came to Deeds' home in Millboro, about 150 miles west of Richmond, then found 24-year-old Austin "Gus" Deeds with a gunshot wound, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said. The troopers were unable to save him.

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November 19th, 2013
12:56 PM ET
8 months ago

Who is Creigh Deeds?

Updated 4:02 p.m. ET, 11/19/2013

(CNN) - The political world in Virginia was rattled Tuesday with the news that longtime state legislator and former gubernatorial hopeful Creigh Deeds was in hospitalized after being stabbed by his son at his home.

With more than 20 years in public service and two statewide campaigns under his belt, the Democrat is a known name across the commonwealth.
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November 19th, 2013
10:31 AM ET
8 months ago

Virginia legislator in critical condition after home assault

Updated 11:26 a.m. ET, 11/19/13

(CNN) - Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds was hospitalized for "serious injuries" after an assault Tuesday morning at his house in Bath County, where a second individual was found dead, Virginia state police said.

Deeds was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, where he remains in critical condition, according to spokesperson Angela Taylor.

Taylor could not provide additional details.
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Democrat ahead in Virginia AG race; could be sweep
November 13th, 2013
11:09 AM ET
8 months ago

Democrat ahead in Virginia AG race; could be sweep

Updated 11/13/2013 at 5:58 p.m. ET

(CNN) – Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring was 164 votes ahead of Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain on Wednesday afternoon in an unofficial tally in the race for Virginia Attorney General.

Should Herring become the certified winner, he would be the third of three Democrats to win top-of-the-ballot seats. Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe won the gubernatorial race and Democrat Ralph Northam was elected lieutenant governor.
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Virginia Democrat pulls ahead by a sliver in state attorney general vote count
November 12th, 2013
10:30 AM ET
8 months ago

Virginia Democrat pulls ahead by a sliver in state attorney general vote count

(CNN) - On Monday, he was down 17 votes. Tuesday, Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring was 117 votes ahead of Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain in unofficial tallies in the race for Virginia Attorney General.

Tuesday was the deadline for all state localities to finish their vote canvasses, according to the state board of elections. The board will certify the election on November 25. Changes in the vote count are normal during this period, according to the board.
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Difference of 17 votes in VA AG race: recount appears likely
November 11th, 2013
02:42 PM ET
8 months ago

Difference of 17 votes in VA AG race: recount appears likely

(CNN) - The race for Virginia Attorney General appears headed for a recount, with 17 votes separating the candidates a week after Election Day out of more than 2.2 million ballots cast.

Republican state Sen. Mark D. Obenshain currently has a 0.0015%, lead over Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring, 1,103,443 to 1,103,426 in unofficial results, more than close enough for Herring to petition for a recount.
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