Virginia News Stand: June 11, 2009

Let the post-mortems and second-guessing begin! It's analysis time. Better analyze all you can because the general election campaign will begin in earnest ASAP, if it hasn't already. In fact, the Washington Times' headline today says it all: "Deeds starts fast in denigrating GOP" (see below). Already going negative, are we? Does that mean Deeds sees himself as behind? We'll have comment on what's negative, who's been negative, and some not-too-smart comments that a candidate said that he thinks were smart, before too long.  News:

Candidates For Governor Get Fast Start (Washington Post)

Deeds's Victory Renews McDonnell Rivalry — With a Difference (Washington Post

Democratic candidates show solidarity with Deeds (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

How Deeds defied expectations and changed the race (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

Deeds lays groundwork for next phase of race for Virginia governor (Roanoke Times

Deeds prepares for fall rematch (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)

Deeds starts fast in denigrating GOP (Washington Times

How Moran's Early Edge Unwound (Washington Post

Lack of Va. Roots Doomed McAuliffe's Bid (Washington Post)  

House hopefuls face uphill battle against Carr, Cox (Richmond Times- Dispatch)