Spending intensifies in lead-up to council election
The Daily Progress Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 10 p.m.
As campaigning winds down ahead of the Nov. 7 election, an independent candidate for Charlottesville’s City Council could see just as much television airtime as her two Democratic opponents.
According to campaign finance reports that were due Monday, Nikuyah Walker spent about $7,030 on TV ads — an amount that’s about equal to what Democrats Amy Laufer and Heather Hill reported spending on TV ads from Oct. 1 to 26.
Last month, after reporting a $10,000 donation from liberal activist and donor Sonjia Smith, Walker said she planned to use the windfall to reach a broader audience over the airwaves.
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