Deeds Makes Campaign Stop in Staunton

By: Ed Drantch Email
By: Ed Drantch Email

With 67 days left until Election Day, Creigh Deeds, the Senator from Bath County, made his way to the Valley for his campaign.

On Friday morning, Deeds stopped at a small bike shop in Staunton. He said he's the candidate running who will address jobs by creating more of them and helping small businesses grow.

He says that goes hand-in-hand with his tax break plan for businesses that hire more employees.

Deeds was greeted by supporters in the Black Dogs Bike Shop, which is a small business that is weathering the rough economic climate.

He believes three-quarters of the jobs in the Commonwealth originate from small businesses.

The co-owners of the bike shop say Deeds' initiatives are in line with their business plan.

James Burris, from the bike shop, says, "I agree with stimulating the economy through a little bit of tax breaks here tax breaks there. I mean if small business starts hurting, then a lot of employment is going to go down hill and a lot of the economics are going to go down hill."

While Black Dogs Bikes says it's not suffering as much as other small businesses, it's still felt the effects of recession.

Republican candidate Bob McDonnell was also in Staunton recently, getting his message of less government regulation out to the mom and pops of the Queen City.

Responding to a lag in recent polls, Deeds says the only poll that matters will take place November 3.


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