Brian Moran takes the lead over Terry McAuliffe in Virginia

Big news: A new Public Policy Polling poll today shows Brian Moran leading the Democratic primary race for Governor in Virginia. That's despite McAuliffe spending a half million dollars, hiring 100 staffers and calling me an `ass.'

What this poll shows is that despite how much McAuliffe thinks this race is all about the money, in Virginia money isn't everything.

This race is really simple - do Virginia voters want to continue to follow the leadership of Tim Kaine, Mark Warner and Barack Obama - a leadership based on grassroots support from the bottom-up - or will Virginia be dominated by big-money politics and the people who raise it.

But, even though we got good news today, we still have a lot of work left to do. Terry McAuliffe has millions more to spend.  And, he'll take it from anyone.  Just last week, he raised money at a fundraiser hosted by a Republican lobbyist I debated who insisted on using the phrase "Barack Hussein Obama."

That's why all of us need to pitch in and do everything we can for Brian Moran.  The first quarter deadline is today, I just gave my money and I hope all of you will consider a donation as well.

Click here to give what you can today.

The poll details:
Brian Moran: 22%
Terry McAuliffe: 18%
Creigh Deeds: 15%

  • As many people like Terry as dislike Terry. McAuliffe's has 32%
    positive/29% negative while Brian is seen favorably by 34% and
    unfavorably by only 15% of Democratic primary voters.

From: Public Policy Polling

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Tags: 2009 elections, Brian moran, Elections, Governors race, Joe Trippi, moran, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia, virginia governors race (all tags)

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16 Comments

Re: Brian Moran takes the lead

Not from Va., but I like this.

by QTG 2009-03-31 02:54PM | 0 recs
Terry McAuliffe in Virginia

Isn't this within the margin of error?

by Vox Populi 2009-03-31 05:33PM | 0 recs
where's hillary when you need her!!

by nikkid 2009-03-31 06:30PM | 0 recs
Netherlands ;)

by sepulvedaj3 2009-04-02 08:26AM | 0 recs
working for a living
just in watching the pictures, I see how her mannerisms change when she's talking to different people from different cultures.
Man, that lady's a natural at all this! (no, not really, she's always been a hard worker...)
by RisingTide 2009-04-02 12:11PM | 0 recs
congressional redistricting

This race is key to drawing a more Democratic map for the next decade.  Frank Wolf's huge 10th district is going to have to shrink.  If Democrats control the process, we can get the WV border territory out of it and focus it in the DC suburbs where Wolf could lose.  The VA GOV race is a must win.

by Sandwich Repairman 2009-03-31 06:47PM | 0 recs
"real Virginia"

The key to the primary and the general election will be all the non-NoVa areas.  It's good too see Moran take a slight lead in the primary, but there are still 45% undecided.

Can Moran be competitive in "real Virginia" in November?  That's the question.  This is a huge race, not just for redistricting, but to keep the GOP from a 2009 "sweep" if Corzine goes down in New Jersey.  

by esconded 2009-03-31 07:02PM | 0 recs
working for Brian are ya?
there was nothing bottom up about Obama's campaign other than the rhetoric.  Kaine and Warner either and they are all conservatives.
What is this nonsense you are trying to sell?  
by Teacher1956 2009-04-02 04:15AM | 0 recs
Now that's funny!

Teachermiddleof2008stuckIam talks about selling nonsense.

Don't Republicans get irony, Teach?

by WashStateBlue 2009-04-02 03:09PM | 0 recs
Re: Now that's funny!

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.... democrats who didn't drink the kool aid are such a pain aren't they?

by Teacher1956 2009-04-03 07:23AM | 0 recs
Re: Now that's funny!

Never cared for Kool-Aid myself... far too sweet.  Dislike the reference too... kind of an insult to the people who died at Jonestown.

Anywhoo... Calling Obama a conservative is a bit rich.  If he was truly conservative, the whining from Republicans would not be reaching a fever pitch.  Warner is also left of center.  Kaine... m'eh.  Never did care for the guy.

I used to live in VA, so I still follow the politics.  I'm no Terry fan, that's for sure, so anyone else who gets nominated is fine by me.

The GOP will probably make the same mistake they made in the Senate race.  They will nominate some firebrand conservative who is completely out of touch with mainstream VA, so as long as the Dem can withstand the withering attacks of falsehood that are sure to come in the race, we should still win.

by JenKinFLA 2009-04-03 01:25PM | 0 recs
i think grassroots dems

support stem cell research...

by sepulvedaj3 2009-04-02 08:27AM | 0 recs
Re: Brian Moran takes the lead over Terry McAuliff

Thanks for a New Way forword but I simply must ask. How's it feel to be punked by Obama and his corporate coup, Joe? Regretting pushing Edwards towards Obama in the primaries?

by JasonMoreland 2009-04-02 09:02AM | 0 recs
Re: Brian Moran takes the lead over Terry McAuliff

Come on, Joe was long gone by the time Edwards played out, it was long over too.

by Jerome Armstrong 2009-04-02 02:42PM | 0 recs
Re: Brian Moran takes the lead over Terry McAuliff

corporate coup?

I don't even work for a corporation... just a small business.

by JenKinFLA 2009-04-03 01:26PM | 0 recs
Changing your name to Joe Irony


This race is really simple - do Virginia voters want to continue to follow the leadership of Tim Kaine, Mark Warner and Barack Obama - a leadership based on grassroots support from the bottom-up - or will Virginia be dominated by big-money politics and the people who raise it.

Only a year ago you were falling all over yourself to praise all three of these guys on their fundraising prowess.  Now all of a sudden they're the little guys?

Give me a break, Joe.  You're too smart to think I'm dumb enough to fall for this.

by SuperCameron 2009-04-02 10:07AM | 0 recs

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