FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe considerably outraised Republican Glenn Youngkin in the latest campaign-finance studies, with McAuliffe additionally holding a major lead in money available.
Reviews filed Thursday and Friday with the Division of Elections present that McAuliffe raised $7.4 million in money in the latest reporting interval. Youngkin raised $3.5 million.
McAuliffe reported $9.0 million money available, in comparison with $2.6 million for Youngkin.
The reporting interval was from Might 28 by way of June 30, and don’t mirror an ideal apples-to-apples comparability between the candidates. Youngkin had already secured the GOP nomination at a Might 8 conference. Democrats didn’t maintain their primary till June 8, so the reporting time displays a interval when he was a candidate each within the major and normal elections.
Whether or not McAuliffe’s lead in money will maintain up is unclear. Youngkin, who made a fortune as an government with The Carlyle Group, has lent his marketing campaign $12 million already. He didn’t lend any cash within the present interval, however definitely may accomplish that between now and November.
The studies additionally present Youngkin spent considerably extra money ($5.2 million) than McAuliffe ($1.6 million) within the reporting interval. Youngkin, a political newcomer, has flooded the airwaves with adverts, together with within the costly Washington market, to introduce himself to voters.
McAuliffe’s report reveals smaller expenditures for the interval with an emphasis in internet advertising and streaming platforms.
An impartial candidate, Princess Blanding, reported $1,373 in contributions and $7,739 money available.
Virginia has the one open-seat gubernatorial race within the nation this 12 months, with Democratic incumbent Ralph Northam ineligible to hunt reelection. Virginia’s off-year elections historically appeal to outsize consideration as the 2 events search to determine momentum and gauge voter sentiment heading into the congressional mid-term elections.