Del. Brian Moran, chairman of the House Democratic caucus, reports that he raised or gave a record-breaking $1million on candidates in this year's legislative elections.
Moran (D-Alexandria), donated almost every penny that he collected in the account of his political action committee, Leadership for Virginia's Future. But he has raised some eyebrows in Richmond for holding onto another $500,000 donated to a second PAC, Friends of Brian Moran.
Moran may plan to keep the money for a future campaign. He hasn't made a secret about his interest in possibly running for governor in 2009.
Moran reports contributing or raising $711,000 directly to candidates, including $271,500 from the Leadership for Virginia's Future PAC, $396,000 raised to the House Democratic Caucus and about $43,500 for candidates directly.
He also raised $100,000 through targeted events, incurred $75,708 in campaign support expenses and gave nearly $30,000 to local Democratic committees and local candidates.
"I'm proud of the work we did to recruit and support these great candidates. It's clear that the time and money was well spent as we saw the best night since 1975," Moran said. "I thank everyone who supported me in this effort. We set out on a mission 18 months ago to 'Change the Assembly' and today we can report Mission Accomplished."
Democrats picked up four seats but still remain in the minority in the House.
November 15, 2007; 5:26 PM ET
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