Update: Here It Comes!
The money, that is. The Democratic National Committee will pour $5 million into the Virginia governor's race this year, spokesman Brad Woodhouse said Wednesday.
Some will go directly to Democrat R. Creigh Deeds, and some will go to the state party for organization and coordination efforts. It will be much like four years ago, when the DNC sent $5 million to help then-candidate Tim Kaine. Kaine, Virginia governor and chairman of the DNC, wouldn't have it any other way, Woodhouse said.
And does the timing of the announcement have anything to do with this week's big news about Republican Bob McDonnell's graduate thesis? You betcha!
"Governor Kaine is very, very enthusiastic about this race," Woodhouse said. "He obviously knows Bob McDonnell and Creigh Deeds. He has a good sense that Creigh Deeds is who you see, and Bob McDonnell is who we learned about through his thesis."
Update: State GOP spokesman Tim Murtaugh had this to say about the $5 million headline: "It's no surprise given that Tim Kaine is partisan in chief. He can't leave an actual legacy, so he's trying to buy one."
September 2, 2009; 4:14 PM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race , Amy Gardner , Creigh Deeds , Robert F. McDonnell
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