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The Money Race is On. Stay Tuned.

Thursday is the deadline for both state candidates to file campaign finance reports with the State Board of Elections for July 1 to December 31 fundraising period . As the tallies for elected officials, parties and campaign committees are released over the next 36 hours, we will be updating this post.

Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell, the Republican nominee for governor, raised $1.6 million during the reporting period, including $1 million since mid November. He has about $2 million in the bank. McDonnell has added about $800,000 to his cash-on-hand total since June.

State Sen. R. Creigh Deeds (Bath), a Democratic candidate for governor, raised $658,000 during the reporting period. Deeds has $891,000 in the bank, about $250,000 more than he had on hand six months ago.

Brian Moran, a Democratic candidate for governor, says he raised $755,000 during the second half of 2008. Moran has raised a total of $2.1 million since he launched his campaign. Moran's has $769,605 in the bank. Six months ago, Moran had $924,000 in the bank, meaning he is spending more than he is raising.

Terry McAuliffe, a Democratic candidate for governor, raised $948,000 since he entered the race in mid-November. McAuliffe has $718,000 in the bank.

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R), who is seeking reelection, raised $313,000 during the reporting period. Bolling will report he has $721,000 in the bank, but also notes he has already raised $61,000 since New Years.

Jody W. Wagner, a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, says she raised about $400,000 since she got into the race in August. Wagner will report $285,000 in the bank.

Jon Bowerbank, a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, reports he's raised $377,000 during the reporting period. Bowerbank has raised $600,000 since he entered the race, but at least a third of that amount came from his own pocket. He has $181,000 in the bank, which is about $75,000 more than he had on hand at the end of June.

Sen. Ken Cuccinelli II (Fairfax), a Republican candidate for attorney general, estimates that his report will show he's raised about $215,000 during the reporting period. Cuccinelli says he has about $200,000 in the bank.

John Brownlee, a Republican candidate for attorney general, has $116,648 in the bank.

David M. Foster, a Republican candidate for attorney general, raised $58,000 during the reporting period. Foster has $54,000 in the bank.

Del. Steve Shannon (Fairfax), a Democratic candidate for attorney general, reports he's raised $820,000 since 2006. Shannon has $746,000 in the bank. Six months ago, Shannon had $449,000 in the bank.

Del. David B. Albo (R-Fairfax), who is seeking reelection and is expected to be a top Democratic target, says he will report about $90,000 in the bank.

By Tim Craig  |  January 15, 2009; 1:52 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race  
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Comments

The news is about the money.
Seems like the race is about the money.
Whoever raises the most money wins.

It seems like a rough way to decide who will be the leader of the state of Virginia.
There will be a costly public relations campaign aimed at convincing voters why not to vote for the other guy. Or gal.
There's too much news about the money.
The news should be about the differences between the positions of the candidates on the important issues we are facing as a state.
The focus on fundraising levels and trends overshadows the more important and substantive differences between the candidates that inform the voters about their choices.
Money and politics.
Turns a lot of people off to politics.

Posted by: joebhed | January 15, 2009 9:34 PM | Report abuse

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