Virginia’s Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee Was Born To Run

noah | June 10, 2009 10:30 am

A brief list of musical artists who Creigh Deeds, the surprising victor in yesterday’s Democratic primary for the Virginia governor’s race, rode to victory according to his Twitter account: Bruce Springsteen! Cat Power! Old Crow Medicine Show! Gram Parsons! Merle Haggard! Neil Young! Pete Townshend! (Not as awkward as it would have been a few years back!) Van Morrison! Willie Nelson! Somehow this roster of artists didn’t garner him an endorsement from Paste, but perhaps the fact that he triumphed despite being up against it money-wise–thanks in part to some well-timed “Springsteen binges,” no doubt!–will inspire them to write a testimonial for him in time for Nov. 3. Virginia Politics [Washington Post] Creigh Deeds [Twitter; HT Lucas]