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Why I'm Supporting Senator Deeds for Governor

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This document is a letter from the Mayor of Charlottesville explaining his support for Creigh Deeds' gubernatorial campaign. Although the letter is adressed to "John," the true audience was wider than an individual. Senator Deeds' campaign website publicized the letter.

Why might the Mayor of Charlottesville endorse Deeds for Governor? What role do political parties play in the campaign process? How might the Mayor's endorsement affect the 2009 gubernatorial campaign?

How does Deeds' endorsement compare to an endorsement of his opponent, Bob McDonnell? Can you find endorsements of political candidates in your area?

Source: David Brown, "Why I'm Supporting Senator Deeds for Governor," Deeds for Virginia (accessed March 6, 2009).

How to Cite This Source
Charlottesville Mayor David Brown, "Why I'm Supporting Senator Deeds for Governor," in Virginia Civics, Item #303, http://vagovernmentmatters.org/primary-sources/303 (accessed May 23, 2019).
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