Update: McAuliffe's Endorsement Marred in Controversy
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe won the endorsement of the Richmond Crusade for Voters, a civil rights group well known for getting voters to the polls.
But tonight, longtime Crusade member, state Sen. Henry Marsh, accused the group of a series of "irregularities" that he said "reflect poorly on the Crusade and diminish the credibility of this historic organization."
Marsh, who is campaigning for McAuliffe's rival R. Creigh Deeds, accused the Crusade of allowing non-members and members who had not attended the required number of meetings to vote and permitting relatives and candidates' staff to serve on the committe that made endorsement recommendations.
McAuliffe will appear with members of the Crusade tomorrow afternoon in Richmond. The endorsement could boost his image in the African American community, particularly in the key battleground of Richmond.
Meanwhile, Moran sewed up support from more local leaders in Northern Virginia this morning, announcing endorsements from Fairfax Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins and former Fairfax City Councilman Scott Silverthorne.
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