It’s the votes that count, but most politicos feel it’s the money that gets you there. So far, Terry McAuliffe continues to lead in the money tally in the race for the governor’s mansion.
The latest campaign finance reports show McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate, raised $2.2 million in June, compared to Republican Ken Cuccinelli’s $1.1 million.
McAuliffe is also leading in the number of small contributors — those giving less than the $200 that requires disclosing their names. A total of 4,231 people gave to him compared to 2,635 who gave to Cuccinelli.
McAuliffe outspent Cuccinelli, $1.6 million to $1.2 million, and had a warchest of more than $6 million as of June 30, compared to Cuccinelli’s $2.7 million
In the lieutenant governor race, state Sen. Ralph Northam, the Democrat, raised nearly twice as much as Republican E.W. Jackon, or $226,000 versus $118,000.
Republican Attorney General candidate Mark Obenshain raised $480,000 in June, compared to Democrat Mark Herring’s $206,000.