Virginia Democrats Have Cash; Republicans Have Debt
The Virginia Democratic Party continues to have a crushing advantage over the Virginia Republican Party when it comes to money that can be spent on the presidential, U.S. Senate and congressional races this year.
In campaign finance reports filed this week with the Federal Election Commission, the state Democratic Party had about $729,000 in its federal account, about $120,000 less than it had a month ago.
The Republican Party of Virginia reported it has $101,000 in its federal account. But over the past month, the party has generated $91,000 in unpaid debt, according to its July FEC report.
The state Democratic Party reported just $1,800 in unpaid bills.
But the Democrats' cash advantage in Virginia is not as much of a hurdle as it may appear for Arizona Sen. John McCain, the presumptive GOP nominee for president.
The Virginia GOP coordinated campaign is so far largely being run out of the Republican National Committee, which has $69 million in the bank. The Democrats' coordinated efforts in Virginia are being paid for with funds from the state party's federal account.
July 22, 2008; 4:38 PM ET
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