Via e-mail from a reader who lives and works inside the beltway I have learned that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have been growing concerned about the nastiness of the Webb campaign.
I've been told they have been monitoring this campaign, and are not happy with what they have been hearing and reading, primarily from the leftist blogs connected with the Webb campaign.
The two party leaders are currently blaming it on youthful exuberance, and a frustration with recent election losses.
My source says that both Pelosi and Reid have asked Howard Dean to renounce the racist and anti-semitic language and methods employed by Webb's supporters. He has refused to do so, essentially saying he doesn't think it's a problem.
She ends her e-mail by saying that some within the DNC have been monitoring the Webb campaign, concerned that influences from Daily Kos, Democratic Underground, and MoveOn.org may negatively impact the Senate race.
For a complete compilation of all of the Webb campaign's smear orchestration, go read what Ward Smythe has posted.
Another (much more in-depth) report of the Reid-Pelosi concerns can be found at The American Spectator.