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A Smaller Shad Planking

The 2009 Shad Planking, an annual Virginia political event, was skipped by Democratic governor candidate Creigh Deeds and saw a lower turnout than usual.

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A Smaller Appetite for a Political Feast
Article | WAKEFIELD, Va., April 15 -- One of rural Virginia's most venerable political traditions, known as the Shad Planking, attracted gubernatorial candidates, campaign enthusiasts and a pack of political reporters Wednesday.

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