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Get This Man a Motorcade!

Boy, Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds just cannot catch a break these days:

State Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, a Democratic candidate for governor, was involved in a minor traffic accident in Louisa County on Saturday evening that sent two people in a car he rear-ended to the hospital.

According to the Louisa sheriff’s office, Deeds collided with the car as it was slowing to make a left turn. Deeds was uninjured. The two people in the other car were taken to a Charlottesville area hospital as a precaution and released that evening. He was issued a $30 ticket for following the vehicle too closely.

. . . This is Deeds’s second minor car accident in a year. In August, after a Roanoke campaign event, the state senator hit a bear that was crossing a rural road near his home.

I see a new slogan taking shape: “Put Creigh Deeds in the governor’s mansion . . . and take a menace off Virginia’s roads!”

But the non-vehicular news for the Deeds campaign is gloomy, too: “State Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, a Democratic candidate for governor, has laid off about five campaign staffers in order to keep airing TV ads four weeks before the June 9 primary.”

Too bad. He could have used one of those staffers to drive him around.

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