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Update: Here It Comes!

Amy Gardner

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."

By Amy Gardner  |  September 2, 2009; 4:14 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Amy Gardner , Creigh Deeds , Robert F. McDonnell  
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Comments

Boy are they desperate now considering the latest poll taken after the WAPO story broke shows McDonnell holding a steady 9 point lead. Check Rasmussen Reports for poll info.

Posted by: zcxnissan | September 2, 2009 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Is this another "Cash for Clunkers" program?

Posted by: VirginianforFreedom | September 2, 2009 6:55 PM | Report abuse


TO: zcxnissan who wrote:
"Boy are they desperate now considering the latest poll taken after the WAPO story broke shows McDonnell holding a steady 9 point lead. Check Rasmussen Reports for poll info."
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It's been the Republican mantra that "polls don't matter", suddenly the Republicans are embracing polls as if the polls were gods themselves.

Republicans claimed that the "polls" had McCain ahead by 10 points or more when President Obama got elected.


Posted by: lindalovejones | September 2, 2009 7:17 PM | Report abuse

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