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Politics Youngkin donors in 86 of 95 Virginia counties, McAuliffe just 14

12:45  23 october  2021
12:45  23 october  2021 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

Former Carlyle Group CEO could knock Democrats out of Virginia's governor's office. Here's what to know

  Former Carlyle Group CEO could knock Democrats out of Virginia's governor's office. Here's what to know Without any other big races this fall, all eyes are on Virginia as Democrats try to weather a decline in President Joe Biden's approval ratings.Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, and Republican Glenn Youngkin, are polling neck-and-neck in the commonwealth's gubernatorial race.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin has raised more money from Virginians than challenger Terry McAuliffe by over $540,000, demonstrating statewide support for his insurgent campaign.

  Youngkin donors in 86 of 95 Virginia counties, McAuliffe just 14 © Provided by Washington Examiner

And, according to the nonpartisan Virginia Public Access Project, which tracks donations, Youngkin has received donations from 86 of the state’s 95 counties, while the former governor has received recordable checks from just 14.

Nationally, it appears McAuliffe has received checks from every state. VPAP said that he has received 36% of his donations from Virginia, totaling $13,640,637. Another 10% came from Washington, for $10,723,658, and 36% from outside the area, good for $13,627,541.

McAuliffe's backslapping political brand put to test in 2021

  McAuliffe's backslapping political brand put to test in 2021 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe is a blur of handshakes, hugs, backslaps and smiles as he glides through the friendly crowd at Gethsemane Baptist Church seeking help from above. For the former Virginia governor running again for his old job, it's not necessarily God's grace he's after at this moment. He's seeking assistance from another higher power a few hours north in Washington, where McAuliffe's longtime friends in Congress are struggling to pass an infrastructure package that could help millions of Virginia residents — and his own campaign. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Oct.

Youngkin has received donations from all but three states, and 76% have come from Virginians.

Youngkin’s finances have been overshadowed by the millionaire’s loans of over $16 million to his campaign. McAuliffe, also a millionaire, has given his campaign over $840,000.

But stripping Youngkin’s money out of his total campaign donations, he still has raised more than McAuliffe from Virginians, by about $14.2 million to $13.6 million.

McAuliffe has a well-earned reputation for being a fundraiser-in-chief for both former President Bill Clinton and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. When Youngkin joined the race, it was unclear how the former Carlyle Group CEO would do in fundraising.

Most of McAuliffe’s big donations come from unions, Washington Democratic groups, and Planned Parenthood groups, which tossed in nearly $2 million.

Youngkin tries to harness Virginia parent anger in possible '22 GOP preview

  Youngkin tries to harness Virginia parent anger in possible '22 GOP preview Glenn Youngkin framed the campaign as a fight over the role of government in public school classrooms and the “fundamental right” of parents to be involved in their children’s education. Republicans hope that Youngkin’s focus on education will ultimately be a blueprint for the midterms. "If it succeeds here, you know every Republican congressional candidate in 2022 is going to pick that sucker up and run with it," said Ron Wright, a member of the Virginia state GOP's central committee, in an interview.

As of the latest filings, Youngkin, who has pledged to forgo a salary as governor, has raised $42 million to McAuliffe’s $44 million.

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Tags: Washington Secrets, Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, Glenn Youngkin, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton

Original Author: Paul Bedard

Original Location: Youngkin donors in 86 of 95 Virginia counties, McAuliffe just 14

Virginia GOP sees Youngkin as chance to reverse party course .
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As he explains it, part of why Glenn Youngkin decided to run for Virginia governor was a feeling that the state's beaten and battered Republican Party “could do so much better.” That's a polite way to put it. Since Virginia went blue for Barack Obama in 2008, Republicans have been on a downhill slide, the pace of which quickened during President Donald Trump's administration. The GOP, which hasn't won a statewide race inThat's a polite way to put it. Since Virginia went blue for Barack Obama in 2008, Republicans have been on a downhill slide, the pace of which quickened during President Donald Trump's administration.

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