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RGA Spends $1.7M on Ads, DGA Donates $500K

Anita Kumar

The Republican Governors Association plans to spend $1.7 million on TV ads for Bob McDonnell in Northern Virginia starting tomorrow, according to several sources familiar with the ad buy.

The RGA has been airing $2 million worth of ads across the state since late August, but this will be the first time the group is spending money in the pricey Washington market. The $1.7 million will pay for ads for the next three weeks.

Meanwhile, the Democratic Governors Association wrote Creigh Deeds another check this week -- this one for $250,000. The DGA gave Deeds a total of $500,000 in September on top of $500,000 in June. The DGA has spent more on this year's Virginia governor's race -- $4 million in cash and TV ads -- than any other race in the group's history.

By Anita Kumar  |  September 30, 2009; 8:37 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell  
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Deeds brings absolutely nothing to the table, what a zero. Bet you lefties are wishing you nominated Terry Macauliffe, eh?

Posted by: SMWE357 | October 1, 2009 6:28 AM | Report abuse

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