A number of Virginia’s congressional delegation expressed prayers for Creigh Deeds and his family Tuesday after a report spread about a fatal attack at his home.
Deeds, a Democrat, currently serves as a Virginia state senator, and ran for governor of the state in 2009. Current Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), whose term ends at the end of the year, defeated Deeds in that race.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D), who previously served as Virginia’s governor, reacted to the news on Twitter.
Praying for Creigh’s recovery. My thoughts & prayers are with his family.November 19, 2013
Thoughts and prayers are with @CreighDeeds and his family. A dedicated public servant.— Gerry Connolly (@GerryConnolly) November 19, 2013
Republican Rep. Randy Forbes, who once served with Deeds in the Virginia legislature, said he was praying for him.
Praying for State Sen Creigh Deeds who is in critical condition after being stabbed in his home. His son was found dead from a gunshot wound— Randy Forbes (@Randy_Forbes) November 19, 2013
Gov. McDonnell tweeted, “I urge all Virginians today to join me in praying for @CreighDeeds.” Sen. Mark Warner (D), who also served as governor, agreed.