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Obama, Playing the Abortion Card in Virginia’s Suburbs

The Virginia Virtucon finds the Obama campaign advertising on the issue of abortion in Prince William County.

In 2009, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds hammered his Republican opponent, Bob McDonnell, over an allegedly extreme thesis and allegedly extreme socially conservative views. The abortion issue was a centerpiece of that attack:

In the Washington suburbs, he is motivating the Democratic masses by attacking McDonnell’s antiabortion record and highlighting the Republican’s past writings that were critical of working mothers, gays and “fornicators,” an approach that could backfire at home, said David Reynolds, a newspaper columnist from Lexington, Va., about 42 miles east of Covington.

And McDonnell won, 59 percent to 41 percent — both in Prince William County and statewide.

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