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File of Virginia gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds speaks at a rally at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds speaks at a rally at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, in this October 27, 2009 file photo. Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds is reported in critical condition on November 19, 2013, after sustaining stab wounds during an apparent home invasion. His 24-year old son, Gus, died of gunshot wounds according to local reports. REUTERS/Jim Young/Files (UNITED STATES POLITICS)

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Yahoo News

A state senator and former gubernatorial candidate was critically injured Tuesday after being assaulted at his Virginia home, and another person was found dead inside the home, police and hospital officials said.

The Virginia State Police did not describe how Democratic Sen. R. Creigh (kree) Deeds was injured, and authorities have not identified the other person in the home. Deeds twice ran unsuccessfully for governor, losing both times to Gov. Bob McDonnell. (AP)