There is a lot of reaction coming in from around the Commonwealth about Senator Creigh Deeds, who has been taken to UVA Hospital in Charlottesville following an assault Tuesday.
Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement:
"In this tough and sad time, our thoughts and prayers are with the Deeds family. The news from this morning is utterly heartbreaking. 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. I urge all Virginians today to join me in praying for a full and complete recovery for Creigh and for many more years of his public service to the Commonwealth. At this moment, our state unites in prayer for Creigh Deeds and his family."
Other politicians are also reacting on Twitter:
Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe: "Dorothy and I are praying for the Deeds family at this difficult time."
Senator Tim Kaine: "Praying for Creigh's recovery. My thoughts & prayers are with his family."
Senator Mark Warner: "Stunning news from Bath County. I am praying for @CreighDeeds and his family at this very, very difficult time."
Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling: "My thoughts & prayers are with Sen. Creigh Deeds & his family. I hope you will keep them in your prayers as well. A truly tragic situation."
Republican Greg Habeeb: "Shocking news re Senator Deeds and his son. Our prayers are with Creigh and his family. All politics aside. I hope all Virginians can stop and pray for Creigh Deeds and his family right now."
Democrat Delegate Onzlee Ware: "My thoughts and prayers go out to Senator Creigh Deeds and his family during this difficult time. Please join me in praying for Senator Deeds' full recovery."