Good news from the Lee Carter for Delegate campaign:
Democrat Lee Carter Outraises Republican Majority Whip Miller
MANASSAS, Va.– The latest round of campaign finance reports shows an interesting contrast between Democratic candidate for Virginia House of Delegate’s 50th district Lee Carter and Republican Majority Whip Jackson Miller.
Based on donations brought in between April 1 and June 1, Carter raised a total of $40,675- $10,386 more than Miller.
And while Carter’s donations came from 94 individuals, with an average contribution of $58, Miller – the recently failed candidate for the Prince William County Clerk of the Court – did not get a single non-corporate donor in this filing.
Carter is one of the more than 60 Democratic candidates in the Virginia House of Delegates races this year that has pledged to reject all donations from utility companies like Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power. Not a dime of Carter’s campaign has been funded from for-profit entities or industry interest groups – a sharp contrast from Miller’s donor base.
“The latest filing shows that progressive grassroots and people-funded campaigns can put up solid numbers in Virginia politics. When I say that I’m running a people-funded and driven campaign that isn’t beholden to business interests, I back it up, and our message has really been resonating with voters in the 50th district,” said Carter.
In addition to Miller’s recent loss for Clerk of the Court, he will have to deal with demographic changes and a district – made up of the City of Manassas and Bristow – that has taken a leftward swing in recent years: Hillary Clinton won the district by an almost 13-point margin in 2016.
“The enthusiasm we’ve seen over these last several months has been encouraging, and we’re growing that momentum that will help us in our fight to victory in November.” said Carter.