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Big Bucks

Sam Stein: “One official close to the campaign said that September’s fundraising haul set a new record, surpassing the $66 million Obama raised in August. Another aide, asked about the campaign’s take, would only describe it: ‘big.’”

I’ll say that during Sunday’s Redskins-Rams game, there were Obama ads in pretty heavy rotation and no McCain ads whatsoever. Virginia’s a tough state to advertise in. It has several medium sized media markets (Norfolk area, Richmond, Roanoke) then a couple of small ones (Harrisonburg, and Charlottesville) but bigger than any of those are the Virginia portions of the DC media market — a big market and one that contains a huge number of people who aren’t eligible to vote in Virginia. It’s the kind of place where you could see a financial edge making a big difference.

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