Democratic National Committee leaders say they're about to ramp up spending in the state of Virginia to aid gubernatorial candidate Creigh (Cree) Deeds and other statewide candidates.
National Party spokesman Brad Woodhouse says by this year's Nov. 3 election, the Democratic National Committee will have matched the funding support it gave to Tim Kaine's 2005 campaign.
Kaine took over in January as chairman of the DNC and faces high expectations of keeping the governor's office in Democratic hands for a third consecutive term.
The most recent statewide poll shows Deeds trailing Republican Bob McDonnell.
The DNC has already put about $1 million into the Virginia race and will pump about $4 million more into Deeds' campaign and the state Democratic Party in the two-month stretch run to election day.
Jonathan Wilson reports...