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Northam for Governor Raises Nearly $2 Million, From 3,337 Contributions; Has $1.75 Million On Hand


A solid fundraising haul – nearly $2 million in June 2017 by Ralph Northam’s campaign, $4 million combined in 2Q17 by the Stronger Together PAC and Northam for Governor. In comparison, “Enron Ed” Gillespie raised $1.1 million in April/May, with about $2.5 million in hand as of June 1 (and $3.2 million as of the end of June). Also, I went back and checked, and Terry McAuliffe raised about $6 million during the 2nd quarter of 2013, Creigh Deeds raised about $4 million during the 2nd quarter of 2009, and Tim Kaine raised about $3 million in the 2nd quarter of 2005. We also need to see how many millions outside groups contribute, for/against Northam and Gillespie. Let’s just hope this race doesn’t end up costing more than $300 million, which believe it or not is what the Illinois governor’s race could end up costing. Crazy, huh?

Northam for Governor Raises Nearly $2 million, From 3,337 Contributions; Has $1.75 Million On Hand

Northam has raised more than $9.3 million for the cycle from nearly 56,660 individual contributions with 90% being under $100 or less

Richmond — Today, the Northam for Governor campaign announced it raised nearly $2 million for the last reporting period ending June 30, bringing Ralph Northam’s total amount raised this cycle to $9,384,052.61. The Northam campaign currently has more than $1.75 million cash on hand as of the June 30 reporting deadline.

During the period covering the second quarter, April 1 – June 30, Northam for Governor and Stronger Together PAC raised $4,007,492.83 from 11,561 contributions.

Between Northam for Governor and Stronger Together PAC, Northam has a vast grassroots network with more than 56,660 contributions – 3,480 in June alone, with more than 86% of those contributions being $100 or less.

“Thanks to the support of thousands of Virginians, the Northam for Governor campaign is ready to take on Ed Gillespie and his Donald Trump agenda in this general election.” said campaign manager Brad Komar. “After coming off of a strong primary victory, Dr. Northam continues to generate new enthusiasm across Virginia as we work together to create economic opportunity for everyone no matter where they live. Voters and grassroots know Ralph will be a brick wall against Donald Trump and the outside the mainstream Trump-Gillespie agenda that hurts Virginians.”

Please note that Stronger Together PAC has a different reporting period and was not reported at the time of the last fundraising report. Both committee’s reports are due on July 17.

Total for the cycle — Northam for Governor and Stronger Together PAC
Raised: $9,384,052.61
Contributions: 56,660
Cash on Hand: $1,768,137.46

Northam for Governor and Stronger Together PAC (All of Q2 combined)
Raised: $4,007,492.83
Contributions: 11,561

Northam for Governor – (June 2 – June 30)
Raised: $1,933,035.85
Contributions: 3,337
Cash on Hand: $1,747,818.33

Stronger Together PAC – (April 1 – June 30)
Raised: $34,087.36
Contributions: 473
Cash on Hand: $20,319.13

    ~ Enters July with $2.47 million cash on hand ~

    Richmond – Attorney General Mark Herring’s campaign for reelection announced today it raised over $2.18 million in the second quarter, including $501,000 in June. Herring’s campaign began July with $2.47 million cash on hand. The campaign received 3,901 contributions of $100 or less, demonstrating Herring’s strong support from his grassroots base.
    Herring’s impressive fundraising pace demonstrates Virginians’ support for his work keeping them and their families safe. Attorney General Herring recently announced an investigation into the marketing and sale of opioids, continued fighting to preserve critical federal protections for students and taxpayers, and worked on his efforts to break through the backlog of untested rape kits.

    On the campaign trail, Herring participated in a debate with white collar defense attorney John Adams, and laid bare Adams’ extreme positions: opposition to marriage equality, opposition to a woman’s right to choose, his efforts to fight not just once, but twice at the US Supreme Court to limit women’s access to birth control, and Adams’ opposition to common sense gun safety measures.

    Furthermore, in a Washington Post article, John Adams called the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision “totally made up” and called for “four more Clarence Thomases” to the Court.

    Herring also received important public safety endorsements, including from 43 sheriffs, 11 of whom endorsed Herring’s Republican opponent State Senator Mark Obenshain in 2013. Just recently, Herring was endorsed by the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters.

    “In November, Virginia voters will have a stark choice between the candidates for Attorney General,” said Adam Zuckerman, Herring’s campaign manager. “Attorney General Mark Herring has worked tireless to keep Virginians and their families safe and fight for the rights of all Virginians. Meanwhile, John Adams has fought to protect wealthy, powerful special interests involved in kickbacks, pyramid schemes, tax fraud, obstruction of justice, and more. Adams’ extreme views are an echo of Ken Cuccinelli and out-of-step with Virginia voters, in particular, his work to limit women’s access to birth control.”

  • Top House Dem fundraisers in June

    Danica Roem: $86,636
    David Toscano: $60,109
    David Reid: $45,061
    Mike Mullin: $44,159
    Karrie Delaney: $36,014
    Cheryl Turpin: $31,391
    Josh King: $30,149
    Lashrecse Aird: $19,252
    Sheila Crowley: $19,018
    Zack Wittkamp: $15,606
    Vivian Watts: $15,391
    Tia Walbridge: $13,700
    Jeion Ward: $12,150
    David Bulova: $11,725
    Schuyler VanValkenburg: $11,653

    Source: http://www.vpap.org/money/top-raw-raised/house/

  • Attorney General candidates

    John Adams (R): Raised $234,326 in June, had $683,969 cash on hand as of 6/30/17
    Mark Herring (D): Raised $503,125 in June, had $2,470,788 cash on hand as of 6/30/17

  • LG candidates

    Justin Fairfax (D): Raised $187,523 in June, had $71,449 cash on hand as of 6/30/17
    Jill Vogel (R): Not available

  • Party committees

    Democratic Party of Virginia: Raised $556,364 in 2Q17, had $154,509 cash on hand as of 6/30/17
    Republican Party of Virginia: Raised $111,295 in 2Q17,, had $20,086 cash on hand as of 6/30/17

  • From Kathy Tran’s House of Delegates campaign:

    Tran Outraises Mancheno-Smoak in June

    As race for Virginia’s open 42nd House District seat enters general election, Kathy Tran for Delegate reports nearly 44-to-1 cash on hand advantage over Republican opponent

    SPRINGFIELD, Va. – Workforce policy expert Kathy Tran announced today her fundraising totals for June as the Democratic nominee for the Virginia House of Delegates’ 42nd District. Tran’s campaign raised $40,349 for the month, ending June with $44,858 cash on hand. To date, Kathy Tran for Delegate has raised $117,214.

    “Kathy’s strong fundraising numbers show that she is quickly gaining momentum and unifying Democratic support while her Republican opponent has yet to gain traction in the race,” said Noah Kim, Tran’s campaign manager. “Hundreds of grassroots supporters are excited to make history by electing the first Asian American woman to Virginia state government and the first Vietnamese American to popularly elected office at any level in Virginia, and to turn the 42nd District blue for the first time in nearly 40 years. These funds will help ensure Kathy has the resources needed to build a campaign infrastructure over the summer to reach voters across Springfield, Lorton, Fairfax Station, and Mount Vernon, and focus on the issues that matter most to working families like hers: strengthening in our public schools, expanding access to affordable health care, growing our economy by investing in our workforce, and reducing traffic.”

    Current Filing (6/2/17 through 6/30/17):
    $40,349.13 Raised
    $117,214.69 Raised to Date
    $44,858.13 Cash on Hand


    Kathy Tran and her family risked everything to come to the United States as refugees in search of the American Dream. A workforce development expert and career public servant, Kathy has devoted her entire career to fighting for working families, including at the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Immigration Forum. As a mom of four and president of her local PTA, she is deeply committed to investing in our schools to ensure all of our kids receive a world-class education. Kathy will never back down from fighting for our progressive values, like defending women’s access to health care, expanding Medicaid, advancing common-sense gun violence prevention measures, and protecting our environment.

  • Delaney Holds Cash-on-Hand Advantage Over Republican Incumbent Jim LeMunyon with $53,382
    Delaney leads fundraising for third straight reporting period in race for 67th District

    CHANTILLY, Va. — Community leader Karrie Delaney out-raised Republican incumbent Jim LeMunyon for the third straight reporting period in the race for Virginia’s 67th District, with $36,014 raised. Additionally, Delaney now holds a cash-on-hand advantage with more than $53,000 in the bank. This comes after winning 65% of the vote in a 3-way Primary. The reporting period covers June 2nd to June 30th.

    “We are extremely excited to have more than 1,300 grassroots supporters who have contributed to our campaign this cycle,” said Delaney. “This continues to show that the people of Virginia’s 67th District are ready for a change and share my vision to bring innovative economic growth, world class education, and health care for all to Northern Virginia.”

    Campaign Manager for Karrie Delaney for Delegate, Will Van Nuys, added, “Leading Jim LeMunyon in fundraising and cash-on-hand illustrates that our community is ready for a change and confident that Karrie Delaney is the right candidate to represent the people of Virginia’s 67th District.”

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    Learn more about Karrie’s grassroots campaign on the website

    Karrie started working at a group home for foster children – an experience where she learned how policy decisions can either serve or fail our most vulnerable. Later, as a crisis counselor, Karrie stood by women who were assaulted and raised awareness about the abuse of women around the world. When Karrie became a mother, she turned her focus towards local issues as Gov. McAuliffe’s appointee to the Virginia Commission on Youth, as well as former Chair of Fairfax County Citizens Corps Council and the current Chair of Fairfax County Library Board of Trustees. She lives in Chantilly with her husband, Patrick, and their two children.

  • Cheryl Turpin Outraises GOP Incumbent 3rd Filing Period in a Row

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Finance reports released today by the Virginia State Board of Elections show incredible grassroots support for local public high school science teacher Cheryl Turpin in her run for election to the 85th District House of Delegates seat. Turpin has raised $31,391.42 and has $65,272.32 cash on hand, while Republican incumbent Rocky Holcomb has raised $6,994.39 and has $14,644.14 cash on hand.

    Turpin’s campaign touts grassroots support from the people of the 85th district, with over 400 people donating to her campaign in June alone. In contrast, Holcomb’s campaign donations came from just 2 individuals and the rest is right wing special interest money.

    “I am humbled by the outpouring of support from the people of the 85th,” said Turpin. “Our strong grassroots energy is reflected in the fact that more than 85% of our donations this reporting period are under $100. It is clear that the people of Virginia Beach are ready to send an educator to Richmond to fight special interests and give every child in Virginia Beach a shot at the American Dream.”

    Since announcing her campaign, Turpin has been working tirelessly as an advocate for the people of the 85th. She advocated on behalf of flood victims in her district in front of city council and participated in a Clean the Bay event in the district.

  • Justin Fairfax Raises Over $1.3 Million In Virginia Lt. Governor’s Race

    Arlington, VA– Today, the Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor campaign announced their first fundraising numbers since winning the Democratic primary by ten percentage points in a three-person race.

    Since entering the race in 2016, Justin Fairfax has raised over $1.3 million; raising nearly $200,000 in less than one month in this period alone. Over 65% of contributions received this period were for $100 or less. With 4578 donors, this is truly a grassroots campaign focused on the voters of Virginia.

    Justin Fairfax has traveled more than 40,000 miles all across Virginia and has participated in hundreds of campaign events in Southwest, Southside, Hampton Roads, Central Virginia, the Valley, The Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, Eastern Shore, and Northern Virginia. Reaching voters where they are, Justin’s powerful message of fighting for more economic security and opportunity for all Virginians, protecting our rights against the abuses of the Trump Administration, and protecting access to healthcare for all is resonating all across the Commonwealth.