Virginia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Terry McAuliffe, outraised his Republican challenger Ken Cuccinelli in June, and McAuliffe's campaign has more than twice as much money in the bank.
McAuliffe, a former national Democratic Party chief who cultivated a reputation as a talented fundraiser, collected $1.9 million in June, according to a release from his campaign on Monday afternoon. McAuliffe reported having just over $6 million in cash on hand at the end of last month.
Cuccinelli, Virginia's conservative attorney general, raised $1.1 million last month. He had $2.7 million in the bank through the end of June.
McAuliffe's cash advantage over Cuccinelli is hardly determinative in deciding the outcome of Virginia's hard-fought governor's race this year. But the figures offer a glimpse into each candidate's resources heading into the fall, when voters are expected to tune in more fully to the campaign.
First published July 15 2013, 2:28 PM