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The Presidential Coalition, an affiliate of Citizens United, had a very active quarter in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today the Presidential Coalition is announcing that it contributed $47,500 to candidates across Virginia for the reporting period. The Presidential Coalition has made direct contributions totaling to date $62,250 in Virginia for the entire 2011 election cycle.
“President Obama’s reelection campaign will be looking at what happens in the important 2011 Virginia elections for 2012 guidance,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United. “If Virginia continues to trend red, President Obama’s reelection campaign will have a tough road to climb on election night. By focusing on Virginia, the Presidential Coalition will help shape the battlefield for 2012.
“The Presidential Coalition is focusing on two important Virginia races in the 2011 cycle. District 9 Delegate Charles Poindexter against Democrat Minority Leader Ward Armstrong will be an important race that arose from redistricting, and will have great implications for 2012. The other race is District 34 Delegate Barbara Comstock’s reelection campaign. This inside-the-beltway District will be a bellwether for 2012. Delegate Comstock has represented her constituents well in Richmond, and if she is able to win reelection that will send a signal to Chicago that Virginia’s vote for President Obama in 2008 was an anomaly.”
Ken Cuccinelli – $10,000
John Stirrup (VA 13) – $10,000
Adam Light (VA 38) – $5,000
Caren Merrick (VA 31) – $2.500
Bill Stanley (VA 20) – $2,500
Bryce Reeves (VA 17) – $2,500
Barbara Comstock (VA 34) – $10,000
Charles Poindexter (VA 9) – $3,000
Algonkian District Supervisor
Suzanne Volpe – $2,000