|Outside money can be key factor in 2014 elections|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
WASHINGTON — Terry McAuliffe’s successful campaign for governor in Virginia might provide a playbook for fellow Democrats in 2014 — and a warning for Republicans.
Outside money makes a difference.
A really big difference.
Nominally independent committees, political action groups, environmentalists and unions poured almost $14 million into McAuliffe’s campaign. He went on to raise and spend almost $33 million to defeat Republican Ken Cuccinelli.
But money that didn’t go through McAuliffe’s campaign helped him just as much.
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