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Griffith to get fundraising boost from McDonnell

Ben Pershing

The congressional campaign of state House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith will get a political and financial boost from Virginia's top Republican next week, as Gov. Robert McDonnell heads to the 9th district.

McDonnell will host a fundraiser Tuesday evening for Griffith -- who is seeking to oust Rep. Richard Boucher (D) from office -- at The Virginian golf club in Bristol. Griffith's camp won't say how much money the event is expected to raise, but every little bit helps, as Boucher enjoyed a cash advantage of nearly 7-to-1 over Griffith as of June 30.

The two Republicans will conduct some official business both before and after the fundraising event. Earlier Tuesday afternoon, Griffith will be on hand as McDonnell signs a bill at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon. And on Tuesday night, Griffith will attend a town hall meeting hosted by McDonnell at the Bristol Public Library.

By Ben Pershing  |  August 27, 2010; 4:34 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races , Ben Pershing , Election 2010 , Morgan Griffith , Rick Boucher , Robert F. McDonnell  
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Comments

Boucher has worked with many in SW VA to make it a better place to work and live. If Griffith can help the area, that is welcome. But it would best to keep Boucher in office. He knows the area and its people. He has came,seen and heard.

Gov. McDonnell needs to be reminded there is a lot more of Virginia west of Roanoke and Bristol. (And those education decisions of yours... not working too well for the school districts....)

But then again its not about what is for the people, it's all about what is good for the Republican Party isn't it?

Posted by: GreenGoat | August 28, 2010 6:55 AM | Report abuse

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