Fundraising in Virginia
The Richmond Times Dispatch has some fundraising facts about the race between Kilgore and Kaine.
- Kaine leads in N.Va. donations GOP rival Kilgore tops in rural areas, Hampton Roads. BY PAMELA STALLSMITH
- Even though the gubernatorial rivals were virtually tied in fund raising at the beginning of the year, Democrat Timothy M. Kaine raised almost three times as much money as Republican Jerry W. Kilgore in the state's most populous and wealthy region of Northern Virginia. Kaine, the lieutenant governor, had collected almost $1.6 million in contributions from the area. That is just under one-third of the total $5.3 million his campaign reported through Dec. 31. That compares with the nearly $567,000 raised in the region by Kilgore, the attorney general. That accounts for about 10 percent of the $5.4 million in donations to his bid during the same time.
I was troubled by this
- However, Kilgore will resign from his job on Feb. 1, which will free him to campaign full time and troll for dollars. One reason he will step down is to allow the GOP-controlled legislature to pick his successor, rather than Democratic Gov. Mark R. Warner
Troll for dollars? I think we call that campaigning and fundraising, at least it was for Kaine. They just had to use troll...yet Kaine fundraises...Bias? Kilgores stepping down has caused Kaine to throw a few punches...Yet John over at the CC has this to show Kaine's hypocrisy.