McAuliffe jumps ahead in Dem primary
With the Democratic primary for governor only 40 days away, former Democratic National Committee chair Terry McAuliffe has apparently jumped out to a sizable lead over his two opponents for the nomination. According to a new poll from SurveyUSA, 38 percent of likely primary voters say they favor McAuliffe, with 22 percent backing State Senator Creigh Deeds, 22 percent supporting former delegate Brian Moran, and 18 percent still undecided. Still, at this early stage, former attorney general Bob McDonnell leads all three Democratic candidates in hypothetical general election matchups, with Deeds coming closest to catching McDonnell at a five percent defecit.
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