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Lessons from McAuliffe '13: Go digital early and often 

by C&E Staff / Dec 10 2013

The McAuliffe campaign is being held up as a paragon of digital advocacy.

Since defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli in November, the Virginia governor-elect's campaign has been widely recognized as one of the best-run efforts of 2013 and part of the reason for that was its use of digital advertising -- at least according to the consultants who helped the Democrat to a narrow victory. 

“A clear pattern has been developing for years now. Campaigns

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Competitive Virginia race a windfall for Dem consultants 

by Sean J. Miller / Nov 06 2013

Democratic consultants benefited financially from the competitive governor's race in Virginia with the McAuliffe campaign spending some $13 million with a single firm.

With New Jersey's gubernatorial race a forgone conclusion, donors largely ignored state Sen. Barbara Buono's (D) campaign. As a result, her roughly $2.5 million budget provided few substantial contracts. 

Her biggest outlay went to AKPD Message and Media, which received some $1.3 million in mid October for a media buy. Other firms

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