Webb and Miller - They are their own biggest supporters!
I have enjoyed reading the lefty blogs, mostly who support James Webb, bash the rich lobbyist opponent Harris Miller. One of there biggest slams against Miller is he is self financing his campaign. Yesterdays RTD reports that Miller claimed raising more than $500,000 in the first quarter with $400,000 on hand. Webb only raised $153,000 and LENT HIS CAMPAIGN $100,000 leaving him $203,000 on hand. The much touted grass roots support of Webb could not raise a quarter million in a quarter? They claimed they did but now we see they did not even come close. Webb is his own biggest supporter. Ohhhh Kilo loves this irony! NLS has more on this. Thats right fans, those Webb bloggers really slammed Miller about self funding and now they ALL have EGG on their faces. I love it! What news to return home too. Anyway, I don't think the party flip flopper Webb will gain much support nationally from big money democrats. I feel the same way about Miller.
Allen has described both Democrats as self-funding millionaires.
Sen George Allen has reported raising $1.7 million in the first quarter with $7.2 million on hand.
It will be hard to overcome that type of fundraising advantage, said Mark Rozell, a political scientist at George Mason University, of Allens funding. Particularly, when the Democrats will be spending it against themselves.
Hard to overcome? I would say say impossible to overcome. We all know money is not the only factor in elections but using commonsense we know it is a major advantage to any campaign. So far I see only one campaign and that is Sen Allen. They have put together a powerful staff, utilized great fundraising, and they now are getting their message out. Allen has promised a positive clean campaign. (That is a great video!) Don't expect the same from the others. Sen Allen has a great record to stand on. He has a great vision for the state. Webb and Miller are their own biggest supporters. Now I am off to mow the grass with a big smile on my face and waiting for Wise Girl to get home.
My fellow ODBA members at Virginia Virtucon are blogging about this too.