Politico – Citizens United to target Virginia in 2011

Citizens United, the conservative group now infamous for its landmark Supreme Court victory, plans to play heavily in Virginia’s 2011 legislative elections as a primer for 2012. Through its 527-affiliate The Presidential Coalition, the organization is pledging to be a “major supporter of conservative candidates in the Commonwealth of Virginia for the 2011 elections.”

To kick off the push on Wednesday, Citizens United president David Bossie contributed $5,000 to Delegate Barbara Comstock’s reelection campaign. Comstock, a former opposition researcher for the Republican National Committee, is considered a rising star in conservative circles for her 2009 victory over incumbent Democrat Margaret Vanderhye in northern Virginia.

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