MCLEAN, VA – Terry McAuliffe raised $7.5 million in the latest filing period and has raised more than $20.4 million to date, breaking fundraising records for a Virginia gubernatorial candidate at this point in the cycle. He currently has over $9 million cash-on-hand. In addition to this massive fundraising haul, Terry for Virginia continues to build an unmatched grassroots army of supporters. More than 14,000 donors contributed to Terry for Virginia in just over one month in the latest filing period when Terry decisively won the Democratic nomination. The campaign has received more than 60,000 contributions from more than 33,000 donors to date, including support from all of Virginia’s 133 cities and counties. In the latest period, more than 95% of donations to Terry for Virginia were under $100.
This unmatched grassroots strength draws a stark contrast with Trump-endorsed Glenn Youngkin’s promise to spend $75 million of his own money to further his and Donald Trump’s right-wing agenda. In recent weeks, Youngkin has made clear he is trying to hide his out-of-step agenda from Virginia voters. Just last week, a shocking video was released showing Youngkin admitting he is hiding his true plans to “go on offense” to ban abortion and defund Planned Parenthood from voters. This week, Youngkin broke with a 36-year Virginia tradition and refused to participate in the Virginia Bar Association debate that was scheduled for July 24, and on Wednesday he was caught on camera running away from a reporter and refusing to answer questions.
“While Glenn Youngkin is trying to buy the governor’s office to enact his and Donald Trump’s out-of-step agenda, I can promise Virginians: I am running for governor for you. Just as I did before, as governor I will get up every single day fighting to build a stronger Commonwealth. That means creating good paying jobs, making health care more affordable, and giving every Virginia child a world-class education,” said Terry McAuliffe. “I am so proud to have tens of thousands of grassroots supporters who share our vision of keeping Virginia the best state for business and making sure our Commonwealth remains open and welcoming to all.”
Since launching his campaign, Terry has released 17 detailed plans to strengthen Virginia’s education system and dramatically increase teacher pay, help secure Virginia’s economic recovery from COVID-19, reform our criminal justice system, ensure Virginians have access to regular nutritious meals, address the broken, predatory system of prescription drug pricing, confront the gun violence epidemic, make Virginia the best state in the nation for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Health Care (STEM-H) and computer science education, tackle the housing crisis in the Commonwealth and invest in Virginia’s workforce in the post-COVID economy, ensure Virginians have access to high-quality, affordable health care, tackle climate change and secure Virginia’s clean energy future by 2035, lift up Black Virginians as the Commonwealth rebuilds from the COVID-19 pandemic, further advance LGBTQ+ rights, create a flourishing rural economy, support entrepreneurial ecosystems and tackle rising costs and meet the health care needs and make higher education more affordable.