The Washington Post recently featured the Competitive Commonwealth Fund in an article about the organizations helping Democrats running in Virginia. Here are some highlights:
"...Only 12 Republicans aren’t facing a Democratic challenger in November, compared to 44 Republicans who ran unopposed or faced only a third party challenger in 2015, according to the Virginia Public Access Project..."
...Schuyler VanValkenburg, a school teacher running for a Richmond-area seat, said various groups have been helping him attract money, publicity and in boost his digital presence — “kind of everything, really.”
“As a candidate, it’s been awesome,” he said....
...The groups vary in size, funding and specific goals.
The Competitive Commonwealth Fund, for instance, is an in-state political action committee that’s giving relatively small amounts to Democrats running in heavily Republican-leaning districts. Fund spokesman Charlie Jackson said the PAC aims to both help Democrats win control of the state House this year and build a Democratic infrastructure that fields candidates in state and local elections all around Virginia.
“You can’t catch a wave if you don’t run,” Jackson said..."
...READ THE FULL AP STORY HERE