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Both Va. Parties Rake in Cash in October

Tim Craig

The Virginia Democratic Party's coordinated campaign took in nearly $3 million during the first 15 days of the month, according to federal finance reports filed today.

This comes as both political parties are vowing to spend unprecedented amounts of money in Virginia in the days leading up to the Nov. 4 election.

The coordinated campaign, a partnership between Barack Obama's presidential campaign and Democratic congressional candidates, is designed to turn out voters on Election Day. Since the start of the year, the coordinated campaign has raised $10.6 million. It has $1.6 million in the bank.

The campaign, which pays the salaries of 266 staffers and field organizers, took in a crush of money earlier this month from various labor unions and donors from across the country.

Obama's campaign also transferred about $1 million to the state party earlier this month. Democratic Senate candidate Mark R. Warner and the Democratic National Committee also diverted hundreds of thousands of dollars to the state party, according to the finance report.

The Virginia Republican Party reports it has just under $1 million in its federal account.

At the start of October, the state Republican party reported $156,000 in its federal account, but GOP nominee John McCain's campaign gave it $1 million on Oct. 10.

The Virginia GOP also received a six-figure transfer from the Republican National Committee.

The state Republican party spent several hundred thousand dollars on campaign literature earlier this month, but it is competitive with the Democrats when it comes to money in the bank for the first time all year.

Del. Jeffrey M. Frederick, the chairman of the Virginia Republican Party, said earlier in the week the state party had received a pledge for $3 million from McCain and the RNC, but apparently the bulk of that money has yet to be delivered.

By Tim Craig  |  October 23, 2008; 10:41 PM ET
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Comments

Where on this page is there any discussion of the candidate's policies? What do they stand for? What do they promise when elected. Where will they lead us.

Why on earth aren't you reporting about the candidates races in Virginia. It looks like your just reading a few wire service reports and pasting them on your page.

If you don't want to cover the issues in Virginia's races, kindly tender your resignation and let someone else do it for you. We need this information and we need it now.

Marc Fisher wrote about the non-responsive candidates. He should write about the non-responsive Washington Post reporters who are supposed to cover Virginia, but are obviously a group of slackers.

Posted by: thuff7 | October 24, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

WE HAVE A SLANTED VIEW THAT ALL OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE FOR OBAMA..
JUST BECAZ HE IS CLOSER TO THIER AGE.
THAT WHY HE IS SO INTO COLLEGES THEY ARE NOT MOLDED YET.

WELL, ALL YOUNG PEOPLE KNOW THAT THERE IS BETTER CANDIDATE THAT REPRESENTS THEM.. FOR THE REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE OF THE GENERATIONS.

AS WORKING CLASS AMERICAN,
JUST BY RESEARCH, ITS SO OBVIOUS,
I WOULD NOT WANT MY COLLEGE PERSON BE INFLUENCED BY THIS CANIDATE.

THERE ARE MANY VIEWS BUT THE SAME MESSAGE ON THE TUBES,
PRESENTS TO MANY QUESTIONS OF WHO HE IS OR WHAT HE REALLY STANDS FOR EVEN THOU HE CAN RELATE TO US POOR DISADVANTAGE FOR HIS ADVANTAGE.
IS THIS DECEPTIVE OR JUST SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT.
HE IS STRONG IN LEADING US THINK WHAT IS..
WHEN WE SEE ON THE TUBES WHAT IS..

THINKING HE IS SO ISOLATED TO AMERICA BUT HE HAS OTHER ACTIVE RELATIONSHIPS ABROAD. I ALWAYS THOUGHT HE WAS JUST ABOUT US..BUT TOO MANY TUBES ARE RELAYING MESSAGES THAT ARE CONTRAVERSAL.

WE ARE NOT FIRST, HIS FELLOWS WILL SAY ANYTHING (EVEN HERE IN AMERICA)
FOR THE REWARDS PULL THEY WILL BE GETTING WHEN HE IS ELECTED.
HIGH PEOPLE IN HIGH PLACES EVEN POEPLE IN OFFICE..THAT ARE SO DESPERATE THEMSELVES..

THAT IS THE GAME.

WE ARE NOT FIRST..WE ARE LAST..

THE INTELLIGENT YOUNG GENERATION KNOW THAT THEY CAN HAVE A BETTER CHOICE.. TO COME..

THERE IS SO MUCH POTENTIAL TO LEAD THE WAY, THAN WHAT IS BEFORE US.

I VOTE FOR ALL THE YOUNG COLLEGE & PROFESSIONALS OUT THERE WHO ARE THE CREAM OF THE CROP OTHER THAN WHAT OBAMA OFFERS..

MCCAIN IS SAFE.

AT THE SAME TIME MAY THE BEST NEXT YOUNG REAL PRESIDENT STAND UP PLEASE..

DON'T CUT YOU SELF SHORT NOW.. FOR THIS CHANGE..
WHEN WE HAVE BETTER IN AMERICA....

FROM ALL THIS EXPERIENCE.. WE ALL ARE ENGAGED NOW.. SO PLAN & PREPARE FOR THE NEXT REAL PRESIDENT.
DON'T LAUNCH THIS ONE..

LAUNCH THE REAL ONE..

PLEASE STAND UP, PLEASE..

Posted by: suttons77hotmailcom | October 26, 2008 3:05 AM | Report abuse

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