Earlier this month, the Allen campaign reported that it had “brought in $1 million in the last quarter of 2011 and has just over $2 million on hand heading into what is expected to be a costly.” Now, we have the numbers for Tim Kaine — $1.65 million raised in 4Q11 and $3.3 million on hand – and they leave Allen in the dust (note: press release after the “fold”). Even better, Allen’s now faced with a potentially serious primary challenge, from Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas). Finally, of course, Allen has absolutely nothing to offer, beyond the same ol’ same ol’ Teapublican pablum, nastiness, divisiveness, and whoring for corporate interests, that he’s always offered. Why would anyone want that?!?
KAINE FOR VIRGINIA ANNOUNCES $1.65M RAISED IN 4TH QUARTER OF 2011
Announcement Brings Total Raised to $5.2M From More Than 12,000 Donors
Richmond, VA – Today, Kaine for Virginia announced that in the final quarter of 2011 the campaign raised approximately $1.65 million and has $3.3 million cash on hand. Since the campaign kicked-off on April 5, 2011, Kaine for Virginia has raised more than $5.2 million from over 12,000 supporters.
“I’m overwhelmed and sincerely grateful for the enthusiastic support we’ve received in the first nine months of this campaign,” said Tim Kaine. “Anne and I were thrilled to welcome more than 400 supporters to our official campaign headquarters opening in Richmond on Sunday. These dedicated Virginians, along with thousands of others who’ve signed up to volunteer with our campaign, will be critical to our victory in November. I’ve also enjoyed traveling across the Commonwealth to hear directly from business leaders about their concerns and share my ideas for how we can rebuild our economy and create jobs by investing in education and workforce training.”
“In addition, I am particularly proud of our smart spending in the early stages of this campaign. Secret money from outside groups running negative, misleading advertisements has already began to pour into Virginia. All signs point to a record-breaking year of spending by outside groups, which makes it even more gratifying that we’ve been able to attract so much grassroots enthusiasm and financial support for our campaign. Smart spending will ensure we have the resources we need to compete in the home stretch of this campaign.”