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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Authorities in Charlottesville are holding a news conference at this hour after a state senator and former gubernatorial candidate was critically injured in an assault at his home in rural Virginia.

Police and hospital officials say another person was found dead inside the home of Democratic Sen. R. Creigh Deeds on Tuesday morning. They have not identified the other person in the home.

The 55-year-old Deeds ran for attorney general and governor, losing both times to current Gov. Bob McDonnell.

Deeds was flown to the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville after the assault at his home in rural Bath County, which is in western Virginia on the border with West Virginia. The hospital said Deeds was in critical condition.

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