Sen. Creigh Deeds, the Democratic nominee for governor, released the following statement Wednesday on Virginia being named Forbes' "Best State for Business" for the fourth year in a row.
"I'm proud to have worked with Governors Warner and Kaine and Republican leaders like John Chichester to make Virginia the best state for business. Thanks to our bipartisan work, Virginia has consistently been recognized for our fiscal responsibility and good governance.
"In 2004, I worked with Governor Warner and a bipartisan coalition to pass budget reform that saved Virginia's AAA bond rating and made record investments in education. My opponent stood on the side of fiscal irresponsibility.
"The next governor will be in charge of keeping our economy moving forward, as we weather tough economic times. As Governor, I will keep Virginia as the best state to do business. My opponent's record shows that he will not."