Business groups and lobbyists taking more of an interest in the Virginia Democratic Party. If you're a liberal, you can't help but be excited when the smart money switches to less conservative politicians. On the other hand, as we saw when Democrats decided to defend the rights of hedge fund managers to preferential tax treatment the depressing reality is that this sort of campaign cash switcheroo seems to work pretty well. Democrats aren't nearly as willing to sell out to wealthy interests as the GOP is, but they're pretty willing.

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