In another waste of newsprint, The Washington Post reports this morning that Creigh Deeds and Bob McDonnell have raised money for the gubernatorial campaigns. Wow!
Among the insights we get:
The Deeds campaign said a surge in donations was to be expected after a divisive primary as party loyalists came together behind their nominee.
…With just one other governor’s race this year, in New Jersey, Virginia’s election will attract attention and money from both national parties. It will be viewed as a measure of President Obama’s popularity
…"It’s an important race," said Mame Reiley, who was Democrat Brian Moran’s campaign chairwoman in the primary. "It’s an indicator of things to come on the federal level."
…"This race is about Virginia," Deeds spokesman Jared Leopold said. "It’s about how we get to work and how our kids are doing in school."
No news here. But hey, it was easy to report, easy to fill up the space in the Metro section.
If neither candidate has reported anything unusual about how much money he raised, and we’re still nearly four months out from the election, and money didn’t seem to matter in the Democratic primary, couldn’t this report been made in a small box charting how much was raise and is on hand?
So far, we have had at least three Post reporters – Helderman, Kumar and Gardner — on Virginia’s governor’s race. So far, none had brought us any insight or elucidated key issues in the race.