Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Goode's Anemic 2Q Haul (updated)

Former Rep. Virgil Goode has been saying for weeks now that he is close to making an official announcement about running for his old seat against Rep. Perriello. Today, we may have more clarity to Goode's position.

Last quarter, April through June, Goode raised an anemic $154.

Although we won't be 100% sure until Goode reveals his future himself, this seems pretty conclusive. Goode does not look to be running.

Update: The Lynchburg News & Advance interviewed Larry Sabato, apparently the only political science professor in the state, about Goode's fundraising. Saith Sabato:
The lack of campaign contributions is a sign that Goode might be leaning toward not running, said Larry J. Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics.

“That to me is a signal that he’s not running,” Sabato said. “Let me add, Virgil’s full of surprises.”
Duh. Of note, according to the article, Rep. Perriello also had a solid quarter raising $215k.


Anonymous said...

I would imagine prisoners working on road clean-up detail find more cash than that!

A Faithful Reader said...

One has to it that people are not contributing to calls for funds OR is Former Representative Goode not asking for funding because he has chosen not to get back into the mix? Does Mr. Goode have a large left over war-chest or secret donors at the ready? All in all, however, it appears his rumored poorer health and still recent stinging defeat may have set his eyes on other adventures.

CWPNRG? said...

Neither - if Goode decides to run, he can turn the machine on at any time. He's not fundraising at the moment. I really wouldn't read that much into the fundraising numbers.

Drew said...

CWP, great point. While I think this is a pointer in his lack of interest in running again, to your point, we won't really know until we hear his official announcement.

Anonymous said...

Drew, Goode raised more money last month than Dave Guill did and Goode hasn't even announced that he is running.