The campaign finance reports are in showing funds raised the last six months of 2012 and we’ve got full coverage and analysis right here at Virtucon.
Ken Cuccinelli - Receipts: $1,074,149 / Cash On-Hand: $1,178,624 / Donors: 4,383
Terry McAuliffe - Receipts: $1,158,089 / Cash On-Hand: $1,039,740 / Donors: 1,458
McAuliffe outraised Cuccinelli by about $84,000 during the period and some point to McAuliffe having raised his amount in just one month compared to six for Cuccinelli. Still, Cuccinelli has now raised over $2 million for his gubernatorial campaign, has nearly a $140K cash on-hand advantage and blew away McAuliffe in terms of total donors by nearly 3,000. Over $1 million of McAuliffe’s campaign funds came from just the 432 contributors who donated over $100. If you want to know where the grassroots enthusiasm and activists are, they are firmly with Cuccinelli.
Jeanemarie Davis - Receipts: $156,199 / Cash On-Hand: $81,941 / Donors: 107
E.W. Jackson – Receipts: $26,589 / Cash On-Hand: $17,192 / Donors: 93
Scott Lingamfelter – Receipts: $186,605 / Cash On-Hand: $101,175 / Donors: 118
Steve Martin – Receipts: $43,335 / Cash On-Hand: $18,604 / Donors: 64
Pete Snyder – Receipts: $452,739 / Cash On-Hand: $408,332 / Donors: 136
Corey Stewart – Receipts: $127,640 / Cash On-Hand: $405,407 / Donors: 367
Susan Stimpson – Receipts: $84,247 / Cash On-Hand: $45,769 / Donors: 120
Snyder wins the haul for the period, but word is $300K of that came from just two sources. Still, money is money and he holds a very slight cash on-hand advantage over Stewart who had the most individual donors for the period. Also standing out is Lingamfelter’s $186K take. He has a ways to go to catch up with Snyder and Stewart in cash on-hand, but he is well positioned. Let us not forget, this nomination will be decided by convention and only after several ballots, so anything can and probably will happen meaning this could be anybody’s game (with perhaps the exception of Davis who will be lucky if she isn’t the first one bounced in balloting.) Bishop Jackson raised the least amount of money and has the least cash on-hand, but in our unscientific Virtucon poll he is also the candidate that the fewest people name as their last choice.
Aneesh Chopra – Receipts: $923,449 / Cash On-Hand: $714,864 / Donors: 377
Ralph Northam - Receipts: Unavailable / Cash On-Hand: Unavailable / Donors: Unavailable
With just two candidates in the race for the Democrats, it is rather unimpressive that the only candidate who bothered to file a timely report shows only 10 more donors than Stewart, the top Republican in the donor category, who had to vie for support against six other candidates. All told, GOP candidates for LG received donations from 1,005 donors totaling $1,077,354. We will have to see what Northam brought in before we can judge the two fields head-to-head. Add in the fact that Chopra has been tapping into Obama’s national network and that makes his haul even less impressive.
Rob Bell – Receipts: $185,892 / Cash On-Hand: $752,113 / Donors: 237
Mark Obenshain – Receipts: $214,072 / Cash On-Hand: $246,635 / Donors: 427
Obenshain is strong out of the gate outraising Bell by about $30K, but he has a lot of catching up to do with Bell who had an early start and maintains a 3x cash on-hand advantage over him.
Justin Fairfax – Receipts: $151,672 / Cash On-Hand: $106,061 / Donors: 431
Mark Herring - Receipts: $255,965 / Cash On-Hand: $207,296 / Donors: 430
Justin Fairfax? What is this, an Abbot and Costello routine? ”Who’s running for Attorney General?” ”Justin Fairfax.” ”No, I want to know who is running for Virginia Attorney General!” ”Justin Fairfax.” ”I don’t want to know who is running just in Fairfax, I want to know who is running in Virginia for Attorney General!!!” ”Justin Fairfax.” ”I DON’T KNOW!!!” THIRD BASE!
I’m off to cut down the mightiest tree in the forest with……. a HERRING!!!