Home 2020 Elections Virginia Mid-Year Campaign Finance Numbers Coming In…Here Are Some Highlights

Virginia Mid-Year Campaign Finance Numbers Coming In…Here Are Some Highlights [UPDATED 7/16]

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Virginia campaign finance numbers for the second quarter of 2020 (and first half of 2020 totals)  are coming in. Here are some highlights so far…note that the filing deadline is at midnight, tonight.

  • The Democratic Party of Virginia raised $195,734 in the second quarter, with $298,852 cash-on-hand as of 6/30.
  • The Republican Party of Virginia raised $61,425 in the second quarter (faaar less than the Democratic Party of Virginia), with just $1,900 cash-on-hand as of 6/30. Lame.
  • Sen. Mark Warner reports net contributions from 6/4 to 6/30 of $531,163, with cash-on-hand of a massive $9,280,227. Go Sen. Warner! In comparison, Warner’s Republican opponent, Daniel Gade, reported cash-on-hand of $105,328 as of 6/11 (pre-primary report).
  • Eileen Filler-Corn for Delegate raised $140,896 in the first half of 2020, has $256,188 cash-on-hand. Also, Speaker Filler-Corn’s “Energized for Change” PAC raised $167,498 from 4/1 to 6/30 and has cash-on-hand of $334,415. Combined, Filler-Corn raised $406,570 in the first half of 2020 and has $590,603 cash-on-hand. Impressive!
  • Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s “Common Good Virginia PAC” reports an ending balance of $1,594,379, raising a whopping $1,688,669 from 4/1 to 6/30. McAuliffe is widely viewed as a likely Democratic candidate for governor in 2021, but hasn’t announced yet. [Note: Since 6/30, McAuliffe’s PAC has raised another ~$650k in big donations. UPDATE: See below for his press release.]
  • See below for a press release (click to enlarge) on State Sen. Jennifer McClellan’s numbers, as she runs for the Democrats’ 2021 gubernatorial nomination. Bottom line: she “raised more than $467,000 across entities during the second quarter,” 90% coming from Virginia, and has $440,561 cash-on-hand.
  • Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, who is running for the Democrats’ 2021 gubernatorial nomination, reports $785,911 in contributions this period, with an ending balance of $663,889.
  • AG Mark Herring, a possible Democratic candidate either for reelection or for governor, raised just $9,470 in his “One Commonwealth” PAC and had $391,681 cash-on-hand as of 6/30. That fundraising number certainly doesn’t look like someone who’s running statewide…
  • State Sen. Amanda Chase, who is running for the GOP nomination for governor, announced Wednesday evening that she had over 3,000 donations, 88% “small-dollar donations” and over $200,000 in contributions [UPDATE: the actual number is $200,953 in contributions, with $175,088 cash-on-hand].
  • Del. Jay Jones, who is running for the Democrats’ Attorney General nomination, reports raising $156,531 from 1/1 through 6/30, and reports $231,813 cash-on-hand as of 6/30. Also, Jones’s AG campaign, which just kicked off, reports raising $100,001 and had $100,001 cash on hand as of 6/30.
  • Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor, a possible/likely candidate for the Democrats’ Attorney General nomination, reports raising $108,033 with $145,227 cash-on-hand as of 6/30.
  • Republican Attorney General candidate Chuck Smith reports $143,911 in receipts from 1/1 to 6/30 (of which $113,198 was “in-kind”), with cash-on-hand of $24,283 as of 6/30.
  • Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax‘s “We Rise Together” PAC reports that it raised $9,627 from 4/1 to 6/30, with $78,900 cash-on-hand as of 6/30. Also, Fairfax for LG raised $2,020 from 1/1 to 6/30, with $5,761 cash-on-hand as of 6/30.
  • Paul Goldman, a Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor, reports raising $2,458 from 5/28 to 6/30, with $2,343 cash-on-hand as of 6/30.
  • Del. Hala Ayala, a Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor, hasn’t reported yet for her Lt. Governor campaign (report due in January), but her delegate account reports that she raised $9,226 in receipts and cash-on-hand of $35,414.
  • Del. Elizabeth Guzman, a likely Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor, reports raising $18,109 in the first half of 2020, with $15,281 cash-on-hand as of 6/30.
  • In the Richmond mayoral race: 1) Incumbent Levar Stoney for Mayor reports $115,987 total receipts from 6/12 to 6/30, with $174,786 cash-on-hand as of 6/30, plus another $10k cash-on-hand in his “One Richmond” account; 2) Democratic challenger Alexsis Rodgers reports $42,354 in receipts from 6/12 to 6/30, with $93,383 cash-on-hand as of 6/30; 3) Independent Kim Gray reports $50,311 in receipts from 6/12 to 6/30, with $62,195 cash-on-hand as of 6/30; 4) Independent Michael Justin Griffin reports $2,748 in receipts from 6/12 to 6/30, with $10,866 cash on hand as of 6/30.
  • In the Virginia Beach Mayoral race: 1) Incumbent Mayor Bobby Dyer (I) – yes, THIS guy! LOL – reports $1,500 in receipts from 6/12 to 6/30, with $22,537 cash-on-hand as of 6/30; 2) Democrat Jody Wagner reports $54,705 in receipts from 6/12 to 6/30, with $120,449 cash-on-hand as of 6/30. Go Jody Wagner!

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McAuliffe’s PAC Raises $1.7 Million From Broad, Diverse Coalition of Progressive Virginians

Donors Include State Legislative Leadership, Local Elected Officials, Labor Leaders, Progressive Activists

MCLEAN, VA – Today, Common Good Virginia PAC announced that it has raised $1.7 million dollars from a broad and diverse coalition of donors over just the last two months. From elected officials to labor leaders to progressive activists, Virginians all over the Commonwealth are powering former Governor Terry McAuliffe’s efforts to keep Virginia blue in 2020 and beyond.

In 2019, Common Good VA was the top individual PAC donor to the Democratic Party of Virginia, helping Democrats gain control of both chambers in the General Assembly. On top of the financial support, Gov. McAuliffe appeared at more than 140 events all over the Commonwealth in support of Democratic candidates.

This year he is focused on electing Joe Biden and continuing to advance progressive causes both here in Virginia and nationwide. In 2020 alone, Gov. McAuliffe participated in 45 events supporting Joe Biden and Democratic efforts both in Virginia and across the country. He has also focused on making sure Democrats have critical infrastructure in key battleground states as the national co-chair of Organizing Together 2020, and has been fighting for fair redistricting as state engagement chair for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. Gov. McAuliffe will continue campaigning all over the Commonwealth for Joe Biden and Democrats down the ballot.

“The path to expanding and protecting our progressive gains in Virginia is through a broad and diverse coalition of people who overwhelmingly support our efforts. I’m proud this coalition represents Virginians from every corner and background in our Commonwealth,” said former Governor Terry McAuliffe. “Helping Virginia recover from the economic and health crisis of COVID-19 will require strong Democratic leadership that will fight for all. I’m extremely excited about the work Common Good VA will do to elect Democrats up and down the ballot this year and beyond.”

“Since he flipped the Commonwealth in 2013, Governor Terry McAuliffe has been fighting relentlessly to keep Virginia blue. He has made sure Democrats in Virginia have the funds, infrastructure, and organization necessary to enact progressive policies that help all Virginians,” said Virginia Senate President Pro-Tempore L. Louise Lucas, Treasurer of Common Good Virginia. “We are excited to have such a diverse and broad coalition ready to build on the progress we have already made. I am confident with this support, we will make sure Democrats keep winning in 2020 and beyond.”

Below are notable supporters of Common Good Virginia in the past three months:

Senate President Pro-Tempore L. Louise Lucas, Portsmouth
Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw, Fairfax
Senate Finance and Appropriations Chair Janet Howell, Fairfax
Senator Adam Ebbin, Alexandria
Senator Lionell Spruill, Sr, Chesapeake
Senator John Bell, Loudoun
House Appropriations Chair Luke Torian, Prince William
House Health, Welfare and Institutions Chair Mark Sickles, Fairfax
House Privileges and Elections Chair Joe Lindsey, Norfolk
House Majority Whip Alfonso Lopez, Arlington
Delegate Kathleen Murphy, Fairfax
Delegate Don Scott, Portsmouth

American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, the largest union of public employees in the United States
Laborers’ International Union of North America, labor union representing workers in the construction and energy industries, as well as, public service employees
National Air Traffic Controllers Association, labor union representing nearly 20,000 aviation safety professionals

Congressman Jim Moran, Former Member of Congress, VA-08
Mayor Kenny Alexander, Mayor of City of Norfolk
Dr. Babur Lateef, Chair of Prince William County School Board
Vice Mayor Martin Thomas, Jr, Vice Mayor of Norfolk
Leader Dick Cranwell, Former Majority Leader of the Virginia House of Delegates
Mayor Paul Fraim, Former Mayor of Norfolk
Treasurer Molly Ward, Treasurer of City of Hampton
Commissioner Ross Mugler, Commissioner of Revenue of City of Hampton
Commissioner Evans Poston, Commissioner of Revenue of City of Norfolk
Sheriff Joe Baron, City of Norfolk Sheriff
John Grisham, Best Selling Author and Progressive Activist
David Baldacci, Best Selling Author and Progressive Activist
Margaret Gupta, Progressive Activist
Dario Marquez, Progressive Activist
Sophie Lynn, Progressive Activist
Barbara Fried, Progressive Activist
Virginia Automobile Dealers Association