In a major blow to the struggling Deeds campaign former Virginia Governor L.Douglas Wilder refused to back his fellow Democrat for Governor. Despite pressure from President Obama, and other national Democrats Wilder said he could not give his endorsement.
Wilder said he was troubled by Deeds's views on taxes and guns. Deeds has implied that he would raise taxes, which must bother the fiscally conservative Wilder. And no doubt Wilder is still upset by Deed's opposition to a 1993 law limiting an individual's gun purchases to one a month.