There's a kind of down-home tone to General Assembly races, even in these days of big money, negative advertising and insider talk of data analytics. Door-to-door and town halls still matter.
So, here are some glimpses from the campaign finance reports Peninsula candidates filed earlier this month before the expected (and unsurprising) recitation of whose war chest is bigger than whose.
When it comes to small donors, Del. Mike Mullin, D-Newport News, led the pack: 111 people gave him less than $100 (the average was $59) in the first three months of this election year.
Del. Gordon Helsel, R-Poquoson, raised just $75 but splashed out with a $1,000 donation to the...