Follow the Money in Charlottesville and Albemarle Politics

Once again, Charlottesville Tomorrow is leading the pack with its thorough reporting … if you want to get insight into how a candidate is likely to vote, take a look at the sources of their donations.

It’s a shame that $150k is being spent on politics rather than something more worthwhile.

While Labor Day marks the traditional start of the local campaign season, the race for Charlottesville City Council and the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors got a head start this summer with numerous candidate appearances and significant fundraising. The Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) is once again tracking financial contributions for Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

Every candidate must file financial reports at regular intervals throughout the election cycle with local registrars, or by submitting the information electronically to the State Board of Elections. The last filing date was on June 30, 2009. Through June, County Supervisor candidates had already raised a combined total of almost $150,000. In 2007, County Supervisor candidates raised about $257,000 for the entire election.

via Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center: Rooker, Norris lead fundraising race for local elections.

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