RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Candidates for statewide elections in Virginia this 12 months have submitted their marketing campaign finance experiences for 2020, giving a glimpse of how a lot every raised, who funded their campaigns and the cash they’ve available.
A slate of candidates are vying to be their social gathering’s nominee for this 12 months’s statewide races for governor, lieutenant governor and legal professional common. There shall be a brand new governor — Gov. Ralph Northam (D) can’t serve consecutive phrases beneath Virginia regulation — and a brand new lieutenant governor — Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) is operating for governor — by November.
The one incumbent operating, Virginia Legal professional Basic Mark Herring, flirted with a gubernatorial run however is now looking for a 3rd time period. Regardless of his expertise and identify recognition, Herring is going through a main challenger.
Every candidate was required to submit their finance experiences by Jan. 15. A breakdown of the cash in every race and the place the candidates are getting the money from might be discovered under:
The governor’s race
5 Democrats, together with a former governor, the state’s lieutenant governor, two state lawmakers and a former delegate, have formally entered the 2021 race. As all of them search to be chosen because the social gathering’s nominee within the June main, just a few have raised over $1 million over the past 12 months.
Main the pack is former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who didn’t formally announce his run until Dec. 8 however nonetheless raised greater than all different candidates — Republicans included — mixed. In complete, McAuliffe’s marketing campaign acquired greater than $5.7 million from Aug. 12 till Dec. 31, 2020, in line with the nonpartisan Virginia Public Entry Challenge and state information.
The one different gubernatorial contenders who’ve raised over $1 million are state Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) and former state delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, VPAP evaluation exhibits. Each may very well be the primary Black lady to function governor within the U.S. if elected.
Lt. Gov. Fairfax, who announced his bid in September, raised $200,559 in 2020 however solely has $225 money available, marketing campaign finance experiences present. Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), a self-described socialist who entered the race on New Yr’s Day, reported no contributions to his marketing campaign from Dec. 7 to Dec. 31, 2020.
The 2 Republicans within the race who’ve submitted finance experiences, state Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Chesterfield) and Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), every raised greater than Fairfax however effectively under McClellan and Carroll Foy. In response to VPAP, Chase’s gubernatorial marketing campaign outraised Cox by greater than $275,000.
The opposite GOP candidates who’ve formally put their names within the hat, Sergio de la Peña and Glenn Youngkin, haven’t but reported marketing campaign contributions.
Princess Blanding, an activist whose brother Marcus-David Peters was fatally shot by a Richmond police officer in 2018, introduced her bid in late December beneath the newly-formed Liberation Occasion. Her first marketing campaign finance report exhibits $1,866 in contributions and $116 money available, in line with VPAP.
The Lt. Gov. race
The race for Virginia’s subsequent Lt. Gov. has attracted essentially the most candidates, with eight Democrats and 4 Republicans vying for the seat. Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) raked in essentially the most cash with $655,851, adopted by Del. Hala S. Ayala (D-Prince William), who raised $431,394, and Del. Glenn R. Davis Jr. (R-Virginia Seashore), who took in simply over $400,000.
4 Democratic candidates looking for the lieutenant governorship took in between $150,000 and $232,000: Del. Elizabeth R. Guzman (Prince William), Del. Mark H. Levine (Alexandria), Fairfax County NAACP President Sean Perryman and Norfolk Metropolis Council member Andria McClellan.
Two different Democrats, Paul Goldman, the social gathering’s former state chairman, and businessman Xavier Warren raised far much less. Warren’s marketing campaign acquired $64,190 in contributions final 12 months, according to VPAP, and Goldman raised slightly below $2,500.
Air Power veteran Lance Allen raised $103,329 and Puneet Ahulwalia, a enterprise advisor from Fairfax County, took in simply $27,402 as each intention for the GOP nomination. Former GOP state delegate Tim Hugo didn’t file a report with the state.
The legal professional common race
AG Herring’s re-election effort has garnered greater than $1.1 million, most of which got here within the second half of the 12 months after he introduced plans to run for a 3rd time period. Del. Jerrauld C. “Jay” Jones (D-Norfolk), Herring’s main challenger, has raised $779,942, in line with VPAP’s evaluation.
The marketing campaign for Del. Jason S. Miyares (R-Virginia Seashore) raised $242,915 and Chuck Smith, an legal professional from Virginia Seashore, took in $180,432 in 2020.
The previous Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors chair, Lesile Haley, declared her intentions to run for the GOP nomination last week and didn’t file a report.