The Campaign Spot

Individual Donors Strangely Reticent About Giving to Jim Moran

Replacing my congressman, Virginia Democrat Jim Moran, would require a political feat on par with Scott Brown’s win in Massachusetts. (Appropriately, since at times Moran can sound as Kennedyesque as Mayor Quimby, but with a lot more random outbursts about the nefarious acts of Jews.)

But one of the Republicans running in this district, Matthew Berry, appears to be getting a bit of traction, at least in terms of fund-raising:

The Matthew Berry for Congress campaign announced today that it has raised more money to date than any Republican challenger to Jim Moran has ever raised at this point in the election cycle. As of the end of the first quarter, the Berry campaign has taken in over $124,000 and has more cash-on-hand than any Republican challenger to Jim Moran has ever had at this point in the election cycle, ending the quarter with over $80,000 on hand.
Moreover, in the first quarter of 2010, the Berry campaign actually raised more from individual donors than did incumbent Jim Moran ($54,813 vs. $52,902).

Berry would be terrific, but I’d settle for a non-embarrassing liberal.

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