June 9th, 2009
08:40 PM ET
14 years ago

McAuliffe concedes, backs Deeds in Virginia

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/06/09/art.terrybill0609.gi.jpg caption="Former President Clinton campaigned on behalf of McAuliffe at an event in Herndon, Virginia last month."]
ARLINGTON, Virginia (CNN) - Longtime Clinton ally and former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe has conceded to state senator Creigh Deeds in the party's gubernatorial primary, calling on his supporters to back Deeds in his general election battle against Republican Bob McDonnell.

Filed under: Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Scott L

    Liberals are funny. They get so huffy puffy when people trash Obama. Now they know what Republicans felt like when they (and the media) trashed Bush all these years.


    June 9, 2009 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  2. E. Elliott

    Nice contrast to the Senate race in Minn. A guy won and one lost, he at least gets it.

    June 9, 2009 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  3. RR

    maybe money can't buy an election

    June 9, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  4. The beginning of the end....

    for Obama/Clinton supporters......big loss which shows that people are fed up with Obama's reckless and ineffective spending which will put our children and grandchildren under the Chinese thumb.....

    June 9, 2009 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  5. Daniel, ON Canada

    good to know that you cannot buy an election in Virginia.

    June 9, 2009 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
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