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Who Says the Rural Guy Can’t Run in the Northern Virginia Suburbs?

The good news for Creigh Deeds: He won Arlington County by a stunning margin: 47.2 percent to Moran’s 36.8 percent and McAuliffe’s 15.9 percent.

The good news for Republican Bob McDonnell: Deeds did so with 9,308 votes. When Tim Kaine won that county in 2005’s general election, he did so with 42,319 votes.

Back in 2005, then-attorney general candidate Bob McDonnell ran 1,431 votes ahead of the GOP’s gubernatorial candidate, Jerry Kilgore, in Arlington County.


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