The emails and press releases are flooding inboxes so fast it can lead to whip lash. Both Republicans and Democrats are working to turn up the heat on two major issues that are dogging the campaigns of the two nominees for Governor.
For Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R), his problem is his connection to Star Scientific and it's CEO. The connection has led to questions about his role in the company's lawsuit against the state. It has led prominent Democrats and one candidate for Attorney General to call for him to resign as the state's top lawyer. Sen. Mark Herring, who is competing for the Democratic AG nomination along with Northern Virginia lawyer Justin Fairfax, also called for a federal investigation into Star Scientific.
Terry McAuliffe's issues derive from his investment in a green car company shortly after he lost his democratic gubernatorial bid four years ago. Questions surround McAuliffe's decision to place the company's manufacturing hub in Mississippi instead of Virginia and just how much success the company has had in producing what McAuliffe believes is the technology of the future.
As the information surrounding both of these controversies continues to trickle in, both sides have gone to creative lengths to keep the opposing candidate's flaws front and center.
Thursday morning the liberal group American Bridge released this a web video that points out Cuccinelli's connections to Star Scientific and the lingering questions surrounding the issue.
Much like Herring and others, the ad calls on Cuccinelli to resign from office.
On the other side of the issue, Pete Snyder a candidate for Lt. Governor, is taking the unique approach of not attacking is fellow candidates in a crowded field for the GOP nomination or the potential nominees on the Democratic side, but instead zeroing his focus directly on McAuliffe.
Thursday Snyder, who has a business background in internet and social media marketing, launched the website: SearchingForTMac.com.
The url directs you to Snyder's web site where his team has created a list of handy search items that they use to point out flaws in the McAuliffe Greentech story. The list links to news stories critical of the McAuliffe's role in the company and asks questions about how that impacts his campaign.
Expect this type of guerrilla internet campaigning to only continue, with daily attacks on issues like these as we get closer to November.
And keep in mind we are still seven months until voters go to the polls.