$500,000 More to Attack McDonnell
This is getting serious.
It's only May and national Democrats have already sunk more than $1 million into attacking Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell.
Today, the Democratic Governors Association reported to the state that it donated another $505,000 to Common Sense Virginia, a group formed to spread the word about what it calls McDonnell's "conservative legislative record" and his close ties to religious broadcaster Pat Robertson.
The DGA had previously given the group $854,000.
Officials at Common Sense Virginia said the group will provide counter-programming about McDonnell through TV and Internet ads, canvassing and phone calls.
The group began airing TV ads in Northern Virginia, Richmond, Norfolk and Roanoke this week.
Tucker Martin, McDonnell's spokesman, has called Common Sense Virginia an out of state group funded by labor union that uses fear to win votes.
McDonnell, who has no Republican opposition, also has started receiving significant funding from outside groups, including $1 million from the Republican Governors Association.
May 7, 2009; 2:45 PM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell
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