Here’s an early fundraising surprise in the Virginia governor’s race: Republican Robert McDonnell has outraised Terry McAuliffe since the Democratic fundraising dynamo opened his campaign committee last November.We're on our way....
McDonnell’s campaign announced today that the state attorney general raised “over $1 million” since McAuliffe joined the race, and has raised $1.6 million over the full fundraising period from July to December 2008.
He has over $2 million on hand, and faces no opposition for the Republican primary.
Earlier this month, McAuliffe touted his own fundraising numbers, announcing he raised “nearly” $1 million since launching his campaign in mid-November for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
“Given that Chairman McAuliffe is a professional fundraiser and his ability to raise money has been a central rationale for his candidacy, it’s surprising he did not raise more money,” said McDonnell spokesman Phil Cox.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
McDonnell outraises McAuliffe
The fundraising race for Virginia Governor is on! Bob McDonnell outraised Terry McAuliffe, according to Politico: