McDonnell, McAuliffe: Prayers For State Sen. Creigh Deeds

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Both the outgoing and newly elected governor of Virginia issued statements calling for prayers for the family of State Sen. Creigh Deeds on Tuesday, after he was stabbed and airlifted to local hospital. 

“In this tough and sad time, our thoughts and prayers are with the Deeds family. The news from this morning is utterly heartbreaking,” Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) said in a statement. “Creigh Deeds is an exceptional and committed public servant who has always done what he believes is best for Virginia and who gives his all to public service. He cares deeply about Virginia, and the people of Virginia care deeply for him. I urge all Virginians today to join me in praying for a full and complete recovery for Creigh and for many more years of his public service to the Commonwealth. At this moment, our state unites in prayer for Creigh Deeds and his family.”

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