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Winners spent more in 2013 BOS elections

By JEFF POOLE, Orange County Review

Legally, you can’t buy votes, but money certainly makes a difference when it comes to elections. According to data reported by the Virginia Public Access Project, a non-partisan, fact-based organization that records campaign spending, more than $43,220 was spent among four candidates for two Orange County Board of Supervisors’ seats this fall and the two winners raised and spent the most in their respective races.

VaNews January 11, 2014

Orange supervisor race decided by dozen votes

By ALLISON BROPHY CHAMPION, Culpeper Star Exponent (Metered Paywall - 20 articles a month)

Orange County Supervisor Shannon Clore Abbs is used to close elections. Voted back to a second term representing District 1 - including Barboursville, Gordonsville and Somerset - Abbs won at the polls Tuesday by a mere 12 votes over candidate Diane Strong. In 2009, Abbs won by five votes. "Elections in District 1 have historically been decided with less than one dozen votes," Abbs, of Somerset, said Friday. "In addition, they have not been kind to incumbents."

VaNews November 11, 2013