The financials are out for all the Gubernatorial Candidates and all have more than $500 K left to get them through June 9th. That’s the only thing that they have in common. Here’s the rundown for Statewide and selected House of Delegate races from VPAP:
PERIOD COVERING APRIL 1 - MAY 27
Creigh Deeds (D) – $ 678,428 raised $ 1.3 million spent $ 521,950 COH
Terry McAuliffe (D) – $ 1.8 million raised $ 3.0 million spent $ 1.18 million COH
Brian Moran (D) – $ 844,242 raised $ 960,892 spent $ 707,237 COH
Bob McDonnell (R) – $3.7 million raised $ 2.3 million spent $ 4.89 million COH
McDonnell is trying to bank as much money as possible while trying to fight the DGA and Common Sense Virginia for his support to turn away federal unemployment benefits. McAuliffe has the advantage going into the Democratic Primary where low voter turn-out is projected (less than 225,000). McAuliffe has the largest Field Staff and the most money to spend. He is better positioned to GOTV his supporters than Deeds and Moran. Then again, the Newspaper Endorsements have been adding up for Deeds. We’ll see on June 9th.
Mike Signer (D) – $ 141,690 raised $ 134,582 spent $ 183,562 COH
Jody Wagner (D) – $ 347,730 raised $ 487,719 spent $ 272,885 COH
Bill Bolling (R) – $ 448,075 raised $ 252,621 spent $ 928,707 COH
Bill Bolling will again be the Republican Candidate for Lt. Governor and has the clear money advantage heading into the General Election. Jody Wagner has outlasted all but one of the Democratic Candidates, Mike Signer. While Wagner has the name ID and money advantage, Signer has come on strong through the netroots and internet fundraising for having a late start in the Lt. Governor race. The big question mark here is who will win over the more than 65% of undecided voters as of the last statewide poll?
Steve Shannon (D) – $ 227,599 raised $ 141,459 spent $ 1.01 million COH
Ken Cuccinelli (R) – $ 116,319 raised $ 142,541 spent $ 134,622 COH
Steve Shannon has the definite money advantage heading into the General Election. Virginia voters will have a clear choice between the two. Ken Cuccinelli’s strong (extreme) social conservative politics are even hard for mainstream Virginian’s to stomach. Outlook points to a Democratic pick-up of the AG’s office.
House of Delegates
District 7: Del. Dave Nutter (R) $ 15,055 raised $ 6,839 spent $ 30,111 COH
Peggy Frank (D) $ 28,148 raised $ 11,682 spent $ 16,623 COH
District 17: Gwen Mason (D) $ 33,495 raised $ 8,986 spent $ 53,391 COH
Republican Candidate TBD
District 23: Del. S. Valentine (D) $ 83,059 raised $ 21,592 spent $ 171,199 COH
Republican Candidate TBD
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