Three Weeks Before Election Day, Virginia Democratic Committees Post Massive Fundraising Numbers
RICHMOND, VA - Continuing the trend of Democratic candidates in Virginia outraising their Republican opponents, Democratic committees today announced massive fundraising numbers ahead of the pivotal elections on November 5.
From July - September, the money that seven statewide Democratic committees raised shows Democrats have the momentum and energy on their side:
The Democratic Party of Virginia raised $3,698,869.55
The House Democratic Caucus raised $3,338,813.40
The Senate Democratic Caucus raised $2,767,149.51
The Commonwealth Victory Fund raised $382,617.64
Eileen Filler-Corn's Energized for Change PAC raised $510,403.49
Ralph Northam's The Way Ahead PAC raised $425,549.91
Terry McAuliffe's Common Good Virginia PAC raised $419,563.47
The strength of Democratic fundraising in the third quarter follows the trend of Democrats massively outraising Republicans. At the end of the second quarter in June, the Democratic Party of Virginia outraised the Republican Party of Virginia 19-1 and had $526,965 on hand compared to RPV's $1,911. In the last fundraising period for House and Senate candidates in September, Democratic candidates had a total cash advantage of over $500,000.