Far-right Del. Nick Freitas, the Republican nominee for Congress in VA07, was presumably very pleased with himself this morning, with the news story in The Hill that he raised over $1.8 million in the third quarter. And, in fairness, that *is* a lot of money, having “surpassed the previous Virginia House GOP single-quarter fundraising record of $1.5 million, which was set by former Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) in the third quarter of 2010.” The problem for Freitas is that his Democratic opponent, Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D), raised one-third more money than Freitas, and also has raised a lot more money than Freitas overall. And, unlike Freitas, who has been heavily funded by super-rich extremists like anti-LGBTQ billionaire Dick Uihlein, Rep. Spanberger has had more than 83,000 individual contributions to date. Which sounds more impressive and appealing to VA07 voters? We’ll find out in 29 days.
Spanberger Announces More Than $2.4 Million in Fundraising for Third Quarter, more than $7.3 Million Raised Cycle to Date
Spanberger Has Raised more from Virginians than Freitas Has Raised in Total
GLEN ALLEN, VA — Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s campaign today announced it has raised more than $2.4 million in the third quarter of 2020, for a total of more than $7.3 million raised cycle to date from more than 83,000 individual contributions.
Spanberger continues to outpace Delegate Freitas in campaign fundraising, both overall and locally, having raised more from Virginians ($3 million) than Delegate Freitas has raised overall ($2.8 million).