Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

PAC Money Begins to Flow

With 2 weeks before the election, a few of the big organizations are starting to spend money on this race for governor. The NFIB began running running ads in the hampton roads area yesterday on Jerry's behalf. Also, Chad Dotson has a post on the new NRA mailer.
The heavy hitters have started for our side, I wonder how long before the MoveOn folks start in for Mr Kaine? What big organizations will run ads for Kaine anyway?
I also have to wonder when all the out-of-state folks will show up for the dems.
Does anyone know the status of that?


  • At 10/26/2005 2:24 PM, Blogger Black's Runner said…


    Got this email from MoveOn yesterday:

    "There are many reasons to support Tim Kaine for Governor on Nov. 8, but MoveOn member Marcia de Garmo of Aldie, VA, said it best: "Tim Kaine has taken a very strong stance on the environment and protecting natural resources and on the sprawl-transportation connection. He is also a tremendous advocate for education, and believes in investing for the future in numerous areas. These positions take great courage on the part of a political candidate in VA. He is extremely intelligent and open-minded, and has all the qualities of a strong leader both in Virginia and nationally."

    An overwhelming 93% of you agreed in our statewide survey last week, so as part of "MoveOn Members Endorse 2005" we're proud to endorse Tim Kaine."

    It had the usual links to the campaigns, etc. but nothing about any advertising buy.

    And a shameless plug for my quasi-liberal blog Republic of Rocktown

  • At 10/27/2005 10:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Who know that being "a tremendous advocate for education" takes great courage? isn't that sort of REQUIRED if you're running for Governor? Or anyting else. You don't see to many candidates saying "I could give a rat's a** about eduction." And 'strong stance on transportation-sprawl'....yeah, very few candidates in VA bother talking about that stuff [heavy sarcasm]


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