Update on VA-45

We’re getting closer to the primary to choose a Democratic candidate for Delegate in the 45th district, so I thought I’d provide an update on the race.

When I last wrote about the candidates, Doug suggested looking at the money.  Some contribution and spending reports are now available.  A few thoughts based on looking at them:

  • Dick Hobson has raised significantly less money than any of the candidates.  That, combined with the fact that he still doesn’t have a campaign website, makes me wonder how seriously he’s really taking this race.  Or maybe he thinks that only ADC members are going to bother to show up for the primary.
  • Laura Mandala has raised the most money, but nearly 2/3 of it is from a single donor (Edward Spoden).  It doesn’t demonstrate widespread support.
  • Englin, Garvey and Mosqueda have raised more of their money in small amounts. 

The local Democracy for America group sent all of the candidates a questionnaire, and has posted the answers they all provided.  They’ve also set up forums where anyone can discuss the race.

2 Responses to “Update on VA-45”

  1. Maggie Says:

    Did you see that Englin posted a comment on the Democracy for America forum thanking the group for their involvement? And didn’t his wife post to your blog after you wrote about the last candidate’s forum?
    The Englin campaign seems incredibly focused. That might be a good thing.

  2. Elizabeth Says:

    Just wanted to share another blog I found that’s covering the 2005 delegate races. It’s much more oriented towards the “inside baseball” of the races:
    http://virginia2005.blogspot.com/

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