Thursday, March 23, 2023

New reports show Virginia Democrats outraising Republicans

Virginia Democrats in key congressional races continued outraising Republican opponents in the first half of October.

Newly filed campaign finance reports show Democrats raised more funds in three of four hotly contested congressional districts currently held by Republicans.

Richmond-area Democrat Abigail Spanberger raised nearly $1 million between Oct. 1 and Oct. 17, the most of any candidate in the state. She’s facing incumbent GOP Rep. Dave Brat, who raised about $400,000.

Democrats running in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads also outraised their GOP opponents. Republican Denver Riggleman, running in a congressional district that includes parts of central and southern Virginia, outraised Democrat Leslie Cockburn.

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine outraised Republican challenger Corey Stewart in the latest reporting period. Overall, Kaine has about raised about $20 million more than Stewart.

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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