"Virginia Governor Race Draws Big Spending From Environmental Groups"

"WASHINGTON -- Environmentalists are poised to become the second-biggest contributor to the effort to elect Democrat Terry McAuliffe as the next governor of Virginia, trailing only the Democratic Governors Association in spending on his campaign."

"The Virginia League of Conservation Voters has spent nearly a million dollars on the race between McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican attorney general, according to campaign records from the Virginia Public Access Project. Jeff Gohringer, press secretary for the national League of Conservation Voters, said that the group has contributed $1.9 million to the state league in both cash and in-kind contributions this election cycle across all races. The Sierra Club launched its own anti-Cuccinelli efforts as well.

Polling heading into Tuesday's election shows McAuliffe with a 6-point lead over Cuccinelli."

Kate Sheppard reports for the Huffington Post November 4, 2013.

Source: Huffington Post, 11/05/2013