Early voters make big turnout in District 11
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Early voters have turned out in big numbers for the State Senate District 11 race between incumbent Senator Creigh Deeds and House Delegate Sally Hudson.
The Virginia Public Access Project, or VPAP, shows SD11 as the district with the second-most early voter turnout in the state, with more than 1,300 votes already cast.
J. Miles Coleman with the University of Virginia Center for Politics says districts 13 and 18 have a high count too because of the big names running. He also says the general elections in these districts don't really matter.
"In districts 11, 13, 18, once you get the Democratic nomination, you're basically good, the general election in November is basically a formality," he said.
Both candidates have raised a good amount of money, too. Deeds has Hudson beat, though. He has raised close to $680,000, while Hudson has raised just under $270,000. His PAC has more money as well, at just under $300,000.