Wilder Doesn't Endorse Deeds
Doug Wilder, the former Virginia governor and Richmond mayor, announced today that he will not endorse either candidate in this year's gubernatorial contest. Anita ...
Doug Wilder, the former Virginia governor and Richmond mayor, announced today that he will not endorse either candidate in this year's gubernatorial contest.
Anita Kumar of the Washington Post:
The decision can only be considered a slap in the face to Democrat Creigh Deeds and a victory -- of sorts -- for Republican Bob McDonnell. No one really expected Wilder to endorse McDonnell because he never has supported a Republican, but declining to endorse anyone -- and resisting Obama's personal lobbying --- sends enough of a message.
Wilder has had a long history of refusing to endorse Democratic candidates, running as an independent, endorsing reluctantly, etc. I'm not sure how much his endorsement -- or any endorsement, really -- ultimately matters. But this doesn't speak well to enthusiasm for Deeds and perhaps will be a bit of a drag among African American turnout efforts.
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