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Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville) Announces Primary Challenge to Sen. Creigh Deeds (D) in the Newly Configured SD11


It looks like we’re going to have a Democratic primary next year in the newly configured SD11 (Albemarle, Charlottesville, Amherst, Nelson, Louisa; solid-“blue” district which McAuliffe won by 18 points in 2021), between incumbent State Senator Creigh Deeds (who was first elected to the House of Delegates in 1991 and to the State Senate in 2001, also ran – and lost – against Bob McDonnell for governor in 2009) and Del. Sally Hudson (first elected in 2019; see her tweets, below). This one could really be a slugfest, with Hudson presumably going after Deeds from a progressive/”left” direction…

P.S. I’d argue this race starts off as a tossup, with Hudson presumably doing VERY well in her Charlottesville base, the two candidates battling it out over Albemarle, and Deeds doing well in the more rural areas. Also, Hudson will presumably be heavily funded by the folks behind Clean Virginia  (I’m told that Clean Virginia – which is funded by Michael Bills – is neutral in this race).


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