From the Democratic Party of Virginia:
Virginia House Democrats Crush Republicans In Fundraising To Start The 2021 Election Year
Richmond, VA — Heading into an election year, Democrats in Virginia’s House of Delegates collectively raised over $1.5 million more than House Republicans in the second half of 2020, and started the year with over $2 million more cash on hand, according to recently filed campaign finance reports. After taking trifecta control of Virginia’s government for the first time in a generation in 2019, these numbers are a sign that Democrats have the momentum in a year when all 100 seats in the House of Delegates are up for election.
Incumbent House Democrats
Raised – $3,674,449.12
COH – $4,915,302.02
Incumbent House Republicans
Raised – $2,091,670.70
COH – $2,726,816.92
These fundraising totals are a stark contrast to 2019 when Democrats began the cycle with a fundraising disadvantage. Filings from January of 2019 show House Republicans raised nearly $1 million more than House Democrats in the second half of 2018 and had almost $1.5 million more on hand to start the election year. House Republicans went on to lose six seats in November, losing control of the chamber. With a major fundraising advantage this year, House Democrats are in their strongest position heading into an election cycle in years.
“Virginia Democrats in the General Assembly have been delivering on their promises, passing landmark legislation to tackle climate change, reduce gun violence, raise the minimum wage, and so much more,” said DPVA Communications Director Grant Fox. “It’s clear that Virginians want to continue down that road of progress this year, and trust Democrats more to put our Commonwealth on a path to a strong post-pandemic recovery. And in another sign of the Virginia GOP’s weakness, this is the first time in years they’re starting off the election year getting outraised.”