As his campaign heads to his native Bath County, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds (D) tied his opponent Bob McDonnell (R) to former President George W. Bush.

Deeds' attack demonstrates the extent to which his state's governor's race has been nationalized. President Obama appeared with Deeds at a campaign rally last week and McDonnell delivered the Republican weekly address this weekend.

@DeedsCountry, a new Deeds campaign Twitter account, tweeted Sunday:
Heading to Bath County...@BobMcDonnell thinks Bush economic policies helped here

McDonnell also played an early role in bringing national issues into the campaign, pressuring Deeds to say if he supports Democratic card-check, healthcare reform, and climate change legislation.

Cross-posted to the Twitter Room