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Gilmore Raises $1.9 Million for Race

Anita Kumar

Former governor James S. Gilmore III (R) has raised $1.9 million for his U.S. Senate campaign and has $121,000 in the bank to use for the final stretch leading to the Nov. 4 election.

He raised another $265,000 through a joint fundraising committee with the Republican Party of Virginia, and has $46,000 of that left in the bank.

Gilmore's campaign refused to give out his financial information to reporters last week, at the close of the reporting period. But his campaign released the figures to the Washington Post today.

Gilmore's opponent, former governor Mark R. Warner (D), announced last week that he has raised $12.3 million for his campaign and has $3.6 million left in the bank.

Warner raised about $3 million in the last three-month period that ended Sept. 30 while Gilmore raised $644,000.

By Anita Kumar  |  October 21, 2008; 1:18 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Election 2008/U.S. Senate , James Gilmore III , Mark Warner  
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Former Governor James Gilmore is running for the US Senate seat being vacated by Senator John Warner. There will be a pair of big shoes to fill.

When he was governor, Gilmore told us that we know how to use our money better than the government does, so we should keep it and not pay taxes.

So, dear Virginians, with the extra money he provided to you, how many new schools did you build? How many new police officers and homeland security personnel did you hire? How many mentally ill patients did you serve? How many roads did you build? How many bridges did you fix? How much snow did you plow on state highways? How many sick children did you treat?

You see, all these services suffered under Gilmore. But he said you would have it covered by keeping your own money. How did you all do? I suspect not too well, so maybe we do need a government to provide for essential services we can't provide on our own.

Posted by: thuff7 | October 22, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Please shut up. I'm so tired of people loving on the dishonest lying Warner. The media has inaugurated him, always tearing down Gilmore and spreading the lie about budget deficits. Jim also put more teachers in k-12 than any other governor but he gets no credit. He cut taxes as promised and gets no credit. He led through 9-11 and gets no credit.

I'm sick and tired of those like your always looking to build up bureaucracy.
Always looking for handouts and a government job. There is one honest man in this race and that is Jim Gilmore. He may not win but his integrity will always count him ahead in the race that matters.

Posted by: Mael | October 23, 2008 12:33 AM | Report abuse

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