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Connolly has $1.3M in the bank for rematch with Fimian

Ben Pershing

Virginia Rep. Gerald Connolly has close to $1.3 million in the bank for his rematch with Oakton businessman Keith Fimian (R), after the freshman Democrat raised $385,000 in the second quarter of the year.

Connolly has now raised more than $1.7 million for the cycle, according to his campaign, with 90 percent of the donations this quarter coming from Northern Virginia. Every dollar will be useful, given how expensive the Washington-area media market is for advertising.

Fimian hasn't reported his latest FEC numbers yet. He had $406,000 in the bank as of May 19, but his fundraising likely picked up after he defeated Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrty in the June 8 GOP primary. Fimian narrowly outraised Connolly during their 2008 race, though some of Fimian's cash came from personal loans to his campaign.

Connolly is not the best-funded freshman Democrat in Virginia. Rep. Tom Perriello in the 5th district has raised more than $2.3 million for the cycle and has $1.7 million in the bank.

By Ben Pershing  |  July 14, 2010; 3:57 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races , Ben Pershing , Election 2010 , Gerald E. Connolly , Keith Fimian  
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