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Deeds Is Lone Rural Virginian in Race

Sen. Creigh Deeds' strong ties to rural Bath county could help him win statewide, but his conservative positions on guns and gay marriage, plus his self-effacing style, could hurt him with more liberal Democratic primary voters.

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Rural Roots Offer Benefits, Obstacles To Deeds's Run
Article | WARM SPRINGS, Va. -- Across a huge swath of central-west Virginia, where mountains and farms give way to interstates and cities such as Charlottesville, he is known simply as Creigh.

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