This morning I contacted the the phone number listed on gerryconnolly.com to get the official results of the the St. Patricks Day Straw Poll. I was told that every gubernatorial campaign purchased a block of tickets for the event, though they were not allowed to release the number of tickets each campaign purchased. Upon contacting the Brian Moran for Governor campaign, I was told by Jesse Ferguson, Communications Director, that that the campaign had not purchased any tickets for any of their supporters. When I informed him that the Connolly office had confirmed that the Brian Moran for Governor campaign had purchased a block of tickets, there was an awkward pause followed by a confused response. Ferguson took my name and number and told me he would call me back. I am now waiting for their reply.
The Deeds and McAuliffe campaign have both reported the number of tickets that each campaign purchased. The Moran Campaign has been consistently putting out the line that no tickets were purchased, as evidenced by the link below:
Rumors are floating from multiple sources that the Brian Moran Campaign for Governor purchased anywhere from 100 - 250 tickets.