Sen. Creigh Deeds, the Democratic nominee for governor, joined a roomful of women at the Northern Virginia Community College to announce the formation of "Women for Deeds," a group of Virginia women backing the Democrat's campaign for governor.
"Creigh trusts the women of Virginia to make our own decisions," said Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D - Arlington). "His longstanding track record with Planned Parenthoodand with his own wife and daughtersproves that. We can't say the same for his opponent, who has a history of neglecting important issues like job creation and education while opposing the progress that Creigh has worked for throughout his career."
Sen. Deeds highlighted the stark differences with Bob McDonnell on women's health and a woman's right to choose.
"I'm proud to have worked hard for the women of Virginia throughout my time in the state legislature, to have stood up for your rights," Deeds said Monday. "Together, we've worked to push legislation to ensure that women in need can get access to the necessary medication and medical services, receive fair treatment in the workplace, under the law, and more."
"Virginians want a Governor who will make creating jobs his priority. A Governor who will make expanding opportunity for every family his priority. A Governor who will make our public schools his priority," Deeds continued. "Bob McDonnell's record shows he will not be that Governor."
The Deeds Campaign also released a web video Monday called, "Backwards Bob," that highlights McDonnell's long record against choice.