Incumbent 9th District Congressman Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, outraised Democratic challenger Anthony Flaccavento in the 3rd quarter and holds a substantial advantage in cash on-hand headed toward Election Day on Nov. 6.
For the period between July 1 and Sept. 30, Griffith raised $260,945 and ended with $443,132 in cash on hand.
For that same period, Flaccavento raised $244,872 and ended with $49,835 in cash on hand.
We try to always offer the disclaimer that outraising an opponent doesn’t automatically guarantee victory — but campaign cash does enable a candidate to get his message out.
After the jump, read a news release about the Griffith campaign’s third-quarter fundraising results.
And as always, we invite you to share your thoughts on the 9th District race in the comments section.
– Mason Adams
Griffith Announces Third Quarter Fundraising Totals
CHRISTIANSBURG, VA - The campaign of Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-09) announced Monday its third quarter fundraising results. The campaign raised over $260,000 for the quarter from over 750 individual donors and has over $440,000 cash on hand entering the fourth quarter.
“The support we have received from individuals all across our region is absolutely inspiring,” said Congressman Griffith. “I am humbled and honored to have the support of so many Virginians. Their financial commitment is a testament to the truth of our message and our cause. I will always keep working to protect jobs, stand up to the overreaching federal government and protect our small town, rural values. Hilary and I are truly grateful for the support we have received.”
The campaign announced it had received over 750 individual contributions for the quarter, over 85 percent of which came from donors who gave $250 or less. Of those contributions, 98 percent are from donors in Southwest Virginia. For the entire election cycle, Griffith has received over 2,400 individual contributions, including over 1,900 contributions of $250 or less.
“These numbers show that our campaign has a broad base of grassroots support from small business owners, farmers and middle-income families,” said Griffith. “Not every one can afford to write the big checks, but contributions of $3 or $10 mean just as much to our campaign. We really mean it when we say every dollar counts.”
“Thanks to the support of so many people, our campaign will have the resources we need to reach voters between now and election day,” said Campaign Manager Matthew Moran. “No matter what false attacks are being run by our opponent, we will be able to reach voters with our positive, pro-jobs message on television, radio and through the mail.”