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Mark Warner Rakes in Money

Tim Craig

Former governor Mark R. Warner (D) picked up more than a quarter million dollars last night for his U.S. Senate campaign at a fundraiser at the home of Northern Virginia financier W. Russell Ramsey.

Ramsey, president of Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. Inc., is one of Warner's closest friends. The event was billed as a celebration of Warner's 53rd birthday, which takes place Saturday.

Warner's haul comes as he is trying to raise as much as possible before the Dec. 31 campaign finance reporting deadline for federal candidates. Last month, Warner spent a week on the West Coast raising money.

As of Sept. 30, Warner had already raised more than $1 million for his campaign. Former governor James S. Gilmore III, the likely GOP nominee for Senate, is also busy raising money. Republican sources say Gilmore's fundraising is going better than expected, although they don't anticipate he will be able to keep pace with Warner's national network of donors.

By Tim Craig  |  December 13, 2007; 2:52 PM ET
Categories:  Election 2008/U.S. Senate , Mark Warner , Tim Craig  
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I'm glad that there are millionaires out there raising money from millionaires to buy offices, and I am certain that they will represent us working people very well because they understand us

Posted by: Anonymous | December 13, 2007 5:27 PM | Report abuse

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