See below for some interesting infographics from VPAP re: where Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates have raised the most money from individuals.
- Del. Lee Carter has the highest percentage (60.1%) of donations from out-of-state individuals, while State Senator Jennifer McClellan has the lowest percentage (24.9%). In between those two were former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (47.9%), Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (43.4%), and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (27.2%). So, is it a good or bad thing to get a high percentage of your donations from out of state? Or does it not really matter, given that money’s “fungible” – it all can be used the same way, regardless of where it comes from?
- McAuliffe received the most donations in terms of dollar amount from 35 states, Carroll Foy from 11 states (including the west coast states), McClellan from two states (Texas and Vermont) Carter from one state (West Virginia)…plus no donations from North Dakota.
- In terms of the number of donors from each state, McAuliffe leads in 30 states, while Carroll Foy leads in 15 states, and the other three candidates lead in no states (plus there are no donors from North Dakota). There are four states where McAuliffe and Carroll Foy are tied in number of donors.
- As for Virginia, McAuliffe has received $4.9 million from 1,744 donors, while Carroll Foy has raised $1.3 million from 990 donors, McClellan $1.1 million from 1,209 donors, Fairfax $36,300 from 21 donors and Carter $30,306 from 74 donors.