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National groups pumping money into key Loudoun legislative races

As expected, national political groups are starting to pour cash into some key 2015 General Assembly races in Loudoun.

On Friday, the Republican State Leadership Committee's Future Majority Project and the Right Women, Right Now organizations announced a $100,000 pledge before Labor Day to several regional races, including the Virginia House 86th and 87th districts.

In the 86th, first-time officer seeker Danny Vargas is the Republican nominee battling Democrat Jennifer Boysko, who lost the 2013 election by less than 1 percent to popular incumbent Tom Rust. The Republican Rust is not seeking re-election.

In the 86th, the GOP's Chuong Nguyen is squaring-off with Democrat John Bell in another local race expected to be a nail-biter. In the 86th District – which will bring a successor to retiring GOP Del. David Ramadan – Nguyen is making his first bid for office, while Bell is making his third.

The RSLC and Right Women, Right Now money follows a smaller pledge from the liberal Democracy for America to donate $30,000 to local races, including the State Senate's 33rd and 13th districts. In those races, incumbent Jennifer Wexton and newcomer Jill McCabe are dueling with Republicans challengers Stephen Hollingshead and state Sen. Dick Black, respectively.

The Democracy for America operation is also endorsing local Democrats in House races, including Boysko; state Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-34th); and Elizabeth Miller, who's challenging Del. Tag Greason (R-32nd) for a second time.

Campaign funds help candidates push their message and highlight their opponent's views through hiring organized staff, sending out campaign mailers and buying media advertising.

-VPAP's Senate 13 homepage
-VPAP's Senate 33 homepage
-VPAP's House 34 homepage
-VPAP's House 86 homepage
-VPAP's House 87 homepage
-VPAP's House 32 homepage

Related coverage:

-"Election 2015: Six Loudoun County races to watch" -- Aug. 6

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