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So how much money did our candidates for the Senate and House raise? Well, here you go

As the 2018 election season nears it’s final days, here’s a look at the amount of money raised by Virginia candidates for U.S. Senate, as well as candidates for the 2nd Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives.

These numbers are derived from the Virginia Public Access Project, which compiles campaign finance information on political candidates.

U.S. House

Rep. Scott Taylor (R):

  • Has raised $3,417,866

Elaine Luria (D):

  • Has raised $3,192,745

Combined, Taylor and Luria have raised a total of $6.6 million. Luria, a 20-year Navy veteran, and Taylor, a former Navy SEAL, engaged in a public debate on Tuesday at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach.

U.S. Senate

Sen. Tim Kaine (D):

  • Has raised $21,746,181

Corey Stewart (R):

  • Has raised $2,354,251

Matt Waters (L):

  • Has raised $53,158

Kaine has raised nearly 10 times the amount of money as Stewart and Waters combined.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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