The Washington Post examines the positions of Virginia gubernatorial candidates on oil and gas exploration offshore Virginia. Terry McAuliffe, former chairman of the DNC and Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign, supports drilling 50 miles of the coast, while fellow Democrat R. Creigh Deeds favors drilling for gas and potentially oil if environmental impacts can be mitigated. Brian Moran, another Democrat, is the only candidate who opposes all drilling. Republican nominee Robert F. McDonnell strongly supports new drilling.