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Even the DNC Is Tired of Hearing About McDonnell’s 20-Year-Old Thesis?

I don’t know how much stock to put in this report, but it’s interesting, and seems rather plausible . . .

The bad poll news comes on the heels of a story circulating in Democratic circles today that the Democratic National Committee is reportedly holding on to its $5 million financial commitment to the Deeds campaign out of concern that the Deeds campaign has focused too much of its attention on the controversial Bob McDonnell 1989 grad-school thesis setting out a hardline social-conservative political agenda for his budding political career and not enough on putting down a framework for what a Deeds administration would do for Virginia.

I mentioned to Hugh the other night that right now, Creigh Deeds is establishing that if he manages to scrape together a majority, he’ll have a mandate to not write a controversial thesis 20 years ago.


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