Governor’s race in Virginia is all about the Money. Interestingly, it may all be about “where” that money is coming from as well.
The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Governors Race is all about the money…Especially the money coming from outside of the state.
The latest campaign financial disclosures report that Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe is out earning Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli in campaign contributions reported for the month of June.
McAuliffe reported a balance of $6 million for the end of June.
Cuccinelli reported a balance of $2.65 million for the end of June.
McAullife is out earning Cuccinelli in both large contributions (donations over $100) and as well small individual contributions (donations under $100).
Reported Campaign Contributions for the month of June 2013:
The interesting caveat of these donations is where exactly they are coming from.
80% of Democratic candidate Terry McAulife’s campaign contributions have come from outside the state of Virginia (Total 2013 donations up till May).
60% of Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign contributions have come from outside the state of Virginia (Total 2013 donations up till May).
Terry Mcauliffe’s Top 5 Donors are all from outside the state of Virginia:
Ken Cuccinelli’s Top 5 Donors contain at least 2 donors from within Virginia while the remaining three are from outside the state:
Both candidates Top donors are respectively from their respective political parties’ organization.
The question is how these campaign contributions will translate into individual votes come November. It is still relatively early in the campaign and it is expected to see considerable increases in recorded campaign contributions as the date of the election approaches.