Yesterday was the filing deadline for campaign finance disclosure reports for candidates on the ballot in November. The data below covers the period September 1 to September 30 and was taken from the Virginia Public Access Project, better known as VPAP. As of this writing, the information on VPAP is just the raw data from the State Board of Elections filings. Value-added data is to be available later.
Here’s what the records show for local races (note: * indicates incumbent):
1st (leans D)
John Miller (D)* – raised $177,368, on hand $92,145
Mickey Chohany (R) – raised $176,725, on hand $77,359 (includes $30,000 in loans)
Cash donation for Miller ($154,025) came from 213 donors while cash donations for Chohany ($41,850) came from only 60 donors. Chohany had a whopping $131,700 in in-kind donations, the largest of which came from Media Placement Technologies LLC.
2nd (solid D)
Mamie Locke (D)* – raised
$27,508, on hand $56,855
Thomas Harmon IV (R) – raised $13,394, on hand $9,248 (including $2,000 in loans)
Virginia Republicans may see an opportunity in this district, as reported by The Virginian-Pilot Monday, but I don’t.
6th (leans D)
Ralph Northam (D)* – raised $74,380, on hand $321,752
Ben Loyola (R) – raised $43,174, on hand $66,243 (includes $51,400 in loans)
It is going to be hard to overcome the cash advantage Northam has unless the governor decides to put some money in this race. Local Republicans are contributing but the big money is lacking. And not to beat a dead horse, but I still haven’t seen reported on Loyola’s financials the in-kind donation by the RPV of the poll they did for him.
House of Delegates
leans likely R)
Ron Villanueva (R)* – raised $65,430, on hand $96,616 (includes $5,000 in loans)
Adrianne Bennett (D) – raised $37,331, on hand $9,031
As I said last month, Bennett continues to spend more than she’s taking in. Accordingly, I’ve updated this race.
64th (leans R)
Bill Barlow (D)* – raised $27,905, on hand $41,907
Richard Morris (R) – raised $106,849, on hand $54,484
This race is getting hot. Morris got significant help from state Republicans. I don’t know if it will be enough to take him past Barlow, though.
93rd (barely leans D)
Robin Abbott (D)* – raised $88,345, on hand $57,819
Mike Watson (R) – raised $118,213, on hand $26,623 (includes $12,047 in loans)
The RPV must really want this seat because their in-kind donations are large again this period. Abbott’s cash donations ($71,359) came from 106 donors, while Watson’s cash donations ($25,970) came from 71 donors.
94th (leans R)
Gary West (D) – raised $37,814, on hand $36,558
David Yancey (R) – raised $59,409, on hand $32,633
Another seat the Republicans really want. West’s cash donations – $34,235 from 63 donors – almost matched Yancy’s – $39,425 from 86 donors – and West leads in cash on hand. Boosting Yancey’s numbers are in-kind contributions from the RPV and the party leadership’s PACs.
95th (solid D)
Mayme BaCote (D)* – raised $9,155, on hand $12,988
Glenn McGuire (Libertarian) – raised $610, on hand $660
This will not be a competitive race, so this is the last report I’m making on it.
If you want an explanation of my rankings, see this post.