McAuliffe Opens Financial Lead In Race For Virginia Governor
By Michael Pope, WAMU-FM, April 17, 2013
“The race for the Virginia Governor’s Mansion is gaining steam as well as dollar signs. Former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe raked in more than $5 million during the first quarter of 2013, opening a huge advantage over Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli, who raised about half that amount….”
“Monday was the deadline for candidates in Virginia’s odd-year elections to file quarterly campaign finance reports with the State Board of Elections. So far, the results have been lucrative….”
“Voters in Virginia will have more ads than they could ever wish for,” says Stephen Farnsworth, political science professor with the University of Mary Washington.