The blog Chatter is breaking some news tonight about Rep. Charlie Denison's fundraising.
Ron Davis delivers the scoop that both the Springfield Public School Superintendent and the Board of Education President are supporting Denison's re-election bid to the #135 legislative seat with campaign contributions.
Why is it relevant? According to Chatter, "the contributions were made one day after Denison wrongly claimed the school district was hosting a fundraiser for him."
Davis goes on to note that neither of Denison's opponents have received contributions from the school leaders.
David Dunn is challenging Denison in the Aug. 8th primary. Tonight, Dunn political adviser Tim Trower told me that Dunn has closed the race "quite considerably" in the last few weeks.
"My prediction is that Dunn will win this race, probably narrowly, but we will win this one," Trower said.
Nancy Hagan will challenge whoever wins.
Democrats are already salivating at the chance to take on a Republican that doesn't have the luxury of incumbency. "Denison is vulnerable. This is a bruising primary for him, and they'll be scrambling in that district if they don't have an incumbent to protect," said Democratic strategist Nora Walcott.