McAuliffe outraises Youngkin in Virginia governor’s race
RICHMOND (VA) – Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe has raised more money that Republican Glenn Youngkin, according to the latest fundraising report. The two candidates are continuing to build on the record-breaking amount raised for a gubernatorial election in the state.
McAuliffe raised $12.6 million last month, compared to about $7 million raised by Youngkin.
McAuliffe had also more money to spend. According to the campaign of the former governor, McAuliffe has approximately $7.8 million in cash left over, as opposed to Youngkin’s $3.5 million.
For the election cycle, McAuliffe has raised more than $45 million. Youngkin has raised more than $42 million for the election cycle.
DGA Action, the political action committee of the Democratic Governors Association, was the largest donor to McAuliffe’s September campaign. It contributed $1.1 million during the period. McAuliffe served as Virginia’s governor, from 2014 through 2018..
RGA Right Direction PAC was the top donor to Youngkin’s September campaign. This arm of Republican Governors Association is called RGA Right Direction PAC. It contributed $1.5 million during the reporting period.
Youngkin made his fortune working as an executive at The Carlyle Group . However, the September report doesn’t show any additional loans. So far, he has loaned his campaign $15.7 million, which is included in his reported total.
McAuliffe spent more in September than Youngkin. McAuliffe spent $17.5 million, and Youngkin spent $9.5 million, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Virginia Public Access Project.
Princess Blanding, who is running for governor as the Liberation Party candidate, raised $8,367 in September. Blanding reported $6,339 cash on hand.
In down-ballot elections, Democratic lieutenant governor candidate HalaAyala raised $1.6million for the reporting period. She has $1.1million in her hand. Her Republican opponent, Winsome Sears, raised about $575,000 and reported about $481,000 on hand.
For attorney general, Democrat Mark Herring raised $1.3million and reported having $1.9 million cash. Republican Jason Miyares raised $1.4 million and has about $858,000 on hand.
Early, in-person voting is already underway throughout the state. In-person early voting ends Oct. 30. Election Day is Nov. 2.
Virginia is the only state to elect governors this year. The race for Virginia governor is the most competitive. Republicans and Democrats hope a win will boost their party’s momentum heading into the 2022 Congressional Midterm Elections.
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