Students Show Support For Sen. Creigh Deeds in Vigil

By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email
By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email
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Charlottesville Senator Deeds is still recovering at the University of Virginia's Medical Center, but it's what students did for him on Thursday night that's giving him the support he'll need.

Students at the University of Virginia are taking the politics out of sad situation.

"I think when a tragedy happens to one of our elected officials, we really have to put aside our political differences and come together for the sake of or community," said Elizabeth Minneman who is the Chairman of the University of Virginia's College Republicans.

Minneman and her sorority sister who is a Democrat, decided to join forces for a vigil after hearing the news about Senator Deeds.

"It's obviously not a partisan thing. I think anybody who knows the Senator thinks very highly of him," said Madeline Ducharme, who is the President of the University of Virginia's College Democrats.

Former mayor of Charlottesville, David Brown, delivered a message from Senator Deeds' family at the vigil.

"The family wishes to report that Senator Deeds continues to improve day by day and intends to resume his role serving his constituents as quickly as he can," said Brown.

The University of Virginia's College Republicans and Democrats plan to send a poster made at the vigil to Senator Deeds.

They are also encouraging people to use the hashtag #Creightunes on Twitter. Students say he frequently tweeted out songs he listened to while working.

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