Can you believe this? Democrats even conducted a poll to try to figure out who to run in the 37th District, and all they could ultimately come up with was Dave Marsden!!! Apparently mounting a write-in campaign for a week-old dead carp was seen as too much of a challenge, so Marsden got the nod instead.
Boy, how far the Fairfax Democrats have fallen…
UPDATE: Bearing Drift weighs in with this, some interesting evidence that Marsden has already violated Virginia’s campaign finance laws even before his campaign goes into full swing:
Aside from this, there are some ethical concerns stemming from Marsden’s run for the open State Senate seat that need to be examined closely. For starters, the domain to his State Senate site was purchased on November 17, 2009. He has not filed to run for the seat or even moved into the district yet. Wouldn’t Marsden need to file before spending any money on the race? Also, this would technically be breaking the law, wouldn’t it?
According to the Virginia State Board of Elections, a candidate for elected office in Virginia becomes subject to the provisions of the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act once any of the following occurs:
a. the candidate receives ANY money towards his candidacy;
b. the candidate spends ANY money towards his candidacy; and/or
c. the candidate files a Certificate of Candidate Qualification or a Declaration of Candidacy form;
Once a candidate accomplishes any one of the items listed above, that individual must file a Statement of Organization for a Candidate form within 10 days of receiving and/or spending monies toward his candidacy OR filing a qualifying form.
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