In this Roll Call piece on Larry Kissell, Stuart Rothenberg spends the whole column talking about how Kissell was ignored but came surprisingly close even though 'no one thought he could' early on. Rothenberg then mentions that this time Kissell is going to get lots of establishment support. At no does he mention the $200k that small dollar donors shipped to Kissell via Actblue, or the local blog support that identified Kissell early as a possible upset. We're 'no one'.
This is not to pick on Rothenberg specifically, it's just something I've noticed. Darcy Burner's blowout online fundraiser of $125k, and the subsequent win over moderate Rodney Tom, got almost no press or institutional pickup. There are certain 'liberal' narratives the press likes to cover, such as primary campaigns like the one against Lieberman or 'intense pressure from the antiwar base'. But the support of candidates who then go on to win, or the more effective strategies we use to identify candidates, they go unreported.