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Graphic: How Candidates Work to Make Their “Cash-on-Hand” Balances Look as Big as Possible

Virginia campaign finance reports through 8/31 due today.

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Interesting graphic from VPAP, with post-Labor Day Virginia campaign finance reports about to come out. So basically, the strategy is to make one’s “cash-on-hand” look as high as possible, and that means: 1) making a major push for donations right before the filing deadline (hence, all those super-annoying, ridiculous fundraising emails); 2) delaying bill payment until, let’s just say, the day *after* the reporting period (which in this case is for the period ending August 31; campaign finance report filing deadline is September 16); and 3) maintaining loans. Something to keep in mind when the campaign finance reports come out