Va. Governor's Race Up, Running on TV
Resident of the US state of Virginia are getting back into election season as television ads begin for the governor's race there. Democratic strategist Terry McAuliffe is running for governor of the state.
After being bombarded by an unprecedented number of campaign commercials in last year's presidential contest, many Virginia residents probably still have a political hangover.
But the ads are back.
Terry McAuliffe began airing TV commercials yesterday in his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor, which is believed to be the earliest any statewide candidate in Virginia has ever launched a paid media campaign.
McAuliffe spent about $30,000 to air an initial week of 30-second spots in Hampton Roads, a key Democratic battleground. His campaign advisers say the ads will soon spread to other parts of the state, setting the stage for what might become one of the most fiercely contested and expensive nomination battles in Virginia history.