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    Default Virginia legislator in critical condition after home assault

    (CNN) - Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds was hospitalized for "serious injuries" after an assault Tuesday morning at his house in Bath County, where a second individual was found dead, Virginia state police said.

    Deeds was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, where he remains in critical condition, according to spokesperson Angela Taylor.
    Taylor could not provide additional details.

    Deeds ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic nominee for governor against Republican Bob McDonnell in 2009 and as the Democratic nominee for Attorney General–also against McDonnell–in 2005. He narrowly lost the latter race in a recount.

    McDonnell released a statement calling the news "heartbreaking."

    "In this tough and sad time, our thoughts and prayers are with the Deeds family. The news from this morning is utterly heartbreaking," he said. "Creigh Deeds is an exceptional and committed public servant who has always done what he believes is best for Virginia and who gives his all to public service. He cares deeply about Virginia, and the people of Virginia care deeply for him."

    Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe, who won this month's gubernatorial contest, also released a statement.

    "Dorothy and I are praying for Senator Creigh Deeds and his family in the wake of this awful tragedy," the Democrat said. "This is a truly sad day for Virginia and for the many people who know Creigh as the fine public servant and friend he is. We join people across the Commonwealth and country in wishing him a full recovery."

    Other lawmakers from Virginia reacted on Twitter.

    Eric Cantor ✔ @GOPLeader

    Praying for Creigh Deeds and his family.

    Mark Warner ✔ @MarkWarner
    Stunning news from Bath County. I am praying for @CreighDeeds and his family at this very, very difficult time.

    Mark Herring @SenMarkHerring
    Praying hard for @CreighDeeds and his family.

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    his son did it before he killed himself.
    can't post pics because my computer's broken and i'm stupid

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    Horrible. Were other family members there? Found this:
    Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds critical, son dead after stabbing attack inside home

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    His son had recently been released from a mental health facility. They haven't outright said that he did it, but they're not investigating any other suspects at this time. Very sad situation.

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