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With Virginia’s Primaries for U.S. House a Week Away, Here are the Fundraising Numbers and Frontrunners

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On June 21, there will be U.S. House primaries in several Virginia Congressional districts. See below for the latest fundraising numbers, courtesy of VPAP. For more information on the candidates, see Now That the Filing Deadline Has Passed, Here Are ALL the 2022 Dem, GOP Candidates for Congress in Virginia and also the following for the two most important Republican primaries (in competitive districts VA02 and VA07):

VA02: Jen Kiggans’ Primary Trouble on Display as Jarome Bell Takes the Trump Lane; In VA02, “Jen Kiggans is sprinting further to the right every day in an effort to win her contest against America First candidate Jarome Bell”; VA02 Republican Candidate Jarome Bell Takes Stage with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago; Is an Endorsement Coming?; Audio: Leading VA02 GOP Candidates Rip Each Other as “radical leftist RINO,” running “one-issue smear campaign” (re: Kiggans’ vote for the Virginia Values Act); etc.

VA07: Audio – “IN THEIR OWN WORDS: VA-07 Republican Candidates are United in January 6 Denialism, Extremism “ and How Far Right Are the VA07 Republican Candidates? Who Might Be the Toughest/Weakest Opponent for Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D) in November?; etc.

Regarding the fundraising numbers, clearly Elise Stefanik-endorsed Jen Kiggans is the frontrunner for the Republican nomination in VA02 over her main rivals, Jarome Bell and Tommy Altman III; while in VA07, it appears to be a three-way race between Prince William County Board member Yesli Vega, State Sen. Bryce Reeves and Derrick Anderson, although Stafford County Board Chair Crystal Vanuch also has raised a decent amount of money. And in VA03, which is an overwhelmingly “blue” district represented by Rep. Bobby Scott (D), it’s a two-person race for the Republican nomination between Terry Namkung (in the lead in terms of money) and Ted Engquist… As for VA06, Rep. Ben Cline has far more money than his opponent, Merritt Hale, and should win easily. And in the only Democratic primary on 6/21, incumbent Rep. Don Beyer has a huge fundraising lead over challenger Victoria Virasingh and is expected to win by a wide margin.

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