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Perriello reports more than $2 million raised for the cycle

Ben Pershing

The latest fundraising numbers for some Virginia congressional candidates are starting to trickle in, and one early winner is apparent -- Rep. Tom Perriello.

Second-quarter campaign reports are due to the Federal Election Commission on July 15, and the freshman Democrat from the 5th district will report a major cash haul, according to a release from his campaign. Perriello took in more than $660,000 for his reelection bid in April, May and June. He has now raised more than $2.3 million this cycle and has $1.7 million in the bank -- about the same amount that both Perriello and his opponent, then-Rep. Virgil Goode (R), each raised for the entire 2008 cycle.

Perriello's current opponent, state Sen. Robert Hurt (R), has not yet posted his latest fundraising numbers. As of May 19, Hurt had raised a total of $509,000 and had $122,000 on hand. Hurt beat six opponents in a bruising primary contest to win the Republican nomination. Independent candidate Jeffrey Clark is also running for the seat, though he has yet to file any papers with the FEC.

Perriello's cash will help him spread his reelection message in the sprawling 5th district, which touches multiple media markets. The incumbent is already on the air with television ads touting his legislative record.

By Ben Pershing  |  July 12, 2010; 3:00 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races , Ben Pershing , Election 2010 , Robert Hurt , Tom Perriello  
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