Northam, Gillespie get record cash before Election Day
Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam are vying for Virginia's governor.
By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The two major-party candidates in the nation's marquee gubernatorial contest are getting record amounts of cash in the final weeks of the campaign.
Campaign finance reports filed late Monday show Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam combined to raise more than $20 million between Oct. 1 and Oct. 26 in their race to become Virginia's governor.
Northam raised $11 million and ended the period with $1.7 million on hand. Gillespie raised $9.7 million and reported $1.4 million in the bank.
The Republican Governors Association and the Democratic Governors Association were the biggest donors, combining to put in about $8 million.
Virginia has the only competitive gubernatorial contest this year, and the campaign is being closely watched for clues about President Donald Trump's political popularity.
Election Day is Nov. 7.
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Thursday, June 8 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-06-08 18:45:31 GMT
Authorities are identifying a Virginia woman who died after being struck by a windblown beach umbrella in Virginia Beach. Police identified the woman in a statement Thursday morning as 55-year-old Lottie Michelle...More >>
A showdown looms in Washington now that Metro's largest union has overwhelmingly authorized a potential transit system strike, just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation's capital for this week's Major...More >>
Monday, July 16 2018 2:46 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:46:38 GMT
Federal regulators have given the first of several levels of approval to a Virginia-based power company's proposed merger with an embattled South Carolina utility after the failure of a multibillion-dollar...More >>
Federal regulators have given the first of several levels of approval to a Virginia-based power company's proposed merger with an embattled South Carolina utility after the failure of a multibillion-dollar nuclear...More >>