For those of you who where praying for the Virginia Democratic Primary to end before Game 3 began, well, you're misusing the concept of prayer. Theological quibbles aside, in an extremely low turn-out election, the Associated Press is calling the primary for State Sen. Creigh Deeds, setting up a rematch with Republican nominee (and VA attorney general) Bob McDonnell.
To give you a short preview of the race in November: McDonnell is playing down the culture wars and playing up his ability to work well together with Gov. Tim Kaine (D). And when they faced each other in "05, Deeds got the NRA's endorsement. McDonnell won after a recount confirmed a whisker-thin margin. The voters of the state know and like both of these candidates well enough.
We'll have a bit more on this race later.
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is a senior fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy.