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Moran to Hit the Trail for Deeds

Rosalind Helderman

On the day after the June Democratic primary, gubernatorial nominee also-rans Terry McAuliffe and Brian Moran both promised to do whatever they could to get victor Creigh Deeds elected in November. McAuliffe's activities have been clear in recent weeks -- he's been sending his supporters a series of e-mails and personally donated $25,000 to Deeds. And Moran? After a summer spent resting and recovering in Maine, expect to see him on the trail starting Friday, when he will appear on Deeds's behalf.

Moran will serve as Deeds's surrogate at the 8th Congressional District's Kennedy/King Dinner, as the Deeds campaign begins to lean on Moran to help boost turnout in the Democratic strongholds of Arlington and Alexandria.

Meanwhile, it also looks as though McAuliffe and Moran donors have been jumping into the fray for Deeds. The Washington Times did an interesting analysis a while back that showed that McAuliffe donors seemed to be staying out of the race.

But the latest finance reports, which covered July and August, showed that Moran and McAuliffe donors have started giving in big numbers to Deeds. According to stats crunched by the Virginia Public Access Project, Deeds picked up $813,891 in July and August from 160 donors who had given previously to either Moran or McAuliffe but never to him. That included 113 Moran donors and 47 McAuliffe donors.

By Rosalind Helderman  |  September 23, 2009; 12:55 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Brian J. Moran , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell , Rosalind Helderman , Terry McAuliffe  
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