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Virginia Democrats Dominate in Q2; Republicans Suffer Disappointing Quarter

"The anemic fundraising from NRCC’s Virginia candidates is proof that donors and voters alike are turned off by the extremism and endless embarrassing headlines"

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From the DCCC:

Virginia Democrats Dominate in Q2; Republicans Suffer Disappointing Quarter
Reps. Elaine Luria, Abigail Spanberger, and Jennifer Wexton hold massive cash on hand advantage over GOP opponents

The most recent quarterly campaign finance reports will have Virginia Republicans worried. All three Frontline women in Virginia reported monster quarters and hold massive cash on hand advantages over their GOP opponents, heading into the remaining months of the election from a position of strength:

In VA-02, Rep. Elaine Luria raised an eye-popping $1.88 million in Q2, crushing NRCC-backed candidate Jen Kiggans’ $470,224. The fundraising numbers from Kiggans fell far short of expectations after national Republican groups touted her candidacy for months – even spending against her GOP opponent to get Kiggans across the finish line. Luria now holds a 10-to-1 cash on hand advantage over Kiggans, with $4.3 million in the bank compared to Kiggans’ $413,729.

In VA-07, Rep. Abigail Spanberger holds an astronomical 20-to-1 cash on hand advantage over GOP opponent Yesli Vega. Vega had already been reporting weak fundraising numbers as she battled it out in her crowded primary – and now, Republican donors are sure to be sprinting the other direction after reading about Vega’s false, deeply offensive claim that victims of rape are less likely to become pregnant. Spanberger has $4.9 million in the bank, compared to Yesli Vega’s $246,070 cash on hand – but after taking into consideration Vega’s $246,613 in debt, she’s in the red by $543.

In VA-10, Rep. Jennifer Wexton has taken an insurmountable fundraising lead over GOP opponent Hung Cao and holds a 10-to-1 cash on hand advantage. After fighting his way through an 11-candidate primary, Cao burned through his cash and is entering the general resource-starved and facing a warchest from Wexton that won’t be overcome. Wexton has $3.6 million cash on hand, compared to Cao’s $354,182.

“The anemic fundraising from NRCC’s Virginia candidates is proof that donors and voters alike are turned off by the extremism and endless embarrassing headlines,” said DCCC spokesperson Monica Robinson. “Virginia Republicans see the writing on the wall: Their candidates are flawed, uninspiring, and don’t have what it takes to win in November.”
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