October 15th, 2009
06:51 PM ET
5 years ago

McDonnell holds cash advantage over Deeds in final stretch

WASHINGTON (CNN) - With less than three weeks to go until Election Day, Virginia Republican Bob McDonnell holds a big cash advantage over his Democratic opponent Creigh Deeds, according to fundraising information released by both campaigns Thursday.

The McDonnell campaign announced it has $4.5 million on hand, while the Deeds campaign said it has $2.7 million.

Despite McDonnell's cash advantage over Deeds, the two campaigns raised comparable amounts during the month of September. The McDonnell campaign reported raising $3.8 million last month from a total of 6,440 donors while the Deeds campaign said it raised $3.5 million from 3,763 total donors.

A Washington Post poll released a week ago showed McDonnell leading Deeds by 9 percentage points - 53 percent to 44 percent - in a survey with a sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.


Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Creigh Deeds • Virginia
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Michael M, Phoenix AZ

    It's always about the money for the GOP.

    October 15, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  2. Donkey Party

    Vote McDonnell, and help Virginia usher in the 19th century. It's more than clear that only stupid old racists vote republican.

    October 15, 2009 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  3. phoenix86

    Go McDonnell. Time to send a lesson to the borrow-tax-and spend left fringe now in control of government.

    October 15, 2009 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  4. Ndubueze Chuku

    It doesnt matter. If money wins elections, Mitt Romney would have beat John McCain in the Republican presidential primaries. When the chips fall, we shall see. Let's wait and see. Elections are not won or lost on the pages of news papers or on online blogs.

    October 15, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  5. RANCE

    According to McDonnell, if you can't beat em....buy em!!!!

    October 15, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  6. tcaudilllg

    McDonnell has more charisma than Deeds; however, I think the fact that McDonnell has not responded to the essay charge with a show of shame speaks strongly as to his true character.

    I'm more concerned about someone of his views running in 2016, to be honest.

    October 15, 2009 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  7. File under "Sarcasm"

    The Democrats need to send in Joe Biden and Al Gore to make some speeches and help Deeds out. Help him out of the election that is.

    October 15, 2009 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  8. Keith in Austin

    Deeds will be the losing poster boy and initial litmus test re: the failing liberal agenda in Washington!

    October 15, 2009 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  9. Oy Vey

    Hey bidder bidder bitter bidder ... sold American !

    October 15, 2009 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  10. TangledThorns

    That's no surprise, McDonnell is the better candidate and as a fellow Virginian he has my vote!!

    October 15, 2009 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  11. garys usually right

    We need more Republicans...the Democrats are way out of control.. Balance people, it's all about balance.

    October 15, 2009 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  12. terry,va

    In this case money doesn't matter. McDonnell will win based on platform. This is the being of Obummie termination.

    October 15, 2009 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  13. Willy Brown

    Deeds and the democrat ruins are done in VA.

    October 15, 2009 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  14. Grayson's Anatomy: Jesus Christ the Son of God Against StOoPiD Dumb Ass Republicans

    How sad that money is often more a factor of someone's qualifications than their intelligence, education and experience. Here's a typical Republican who hedges his bets on how much money he has to outspend his opponent. However, having money is good and when you have the education and intelligence and depth of understanding to match that Obama had when he buried the GOP in November 2008, then that is good for America. But all intelligent Americans know that there is no such thing as an educated Republican who cares more for all Americans than he or she cares for the white and rich pigs CEOs.

    October 15, 2009 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  15. victim of liberal scumbags

    Hope McDonnell wins the seat, we surely do not need another bleeding heart liberal in place to vote in more welfare policies.

    October 15, 2009 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  16. this black liberal hates Obama

    All of you Obama lovers in this post better get used to saying the word
    "GOVERNOR McDONNELL."

    October 15, 2009 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  17. Buddy Gilmour

    Sorry, I know its making for good press, but I'm just not buying that a throwback like McDonnell will win the governorship in Virginia in 2009. But I'm sure they would love him in SC ;)

    October 15, 2009 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  18. Scott L

    Deomcrats began RECONCILIATION on health care reform today. THIS MEANS that they will CRAM it down America's throat even though a large group of Americans want NOTHING to do with it.

    This also means that in key races like VA, Republicans will "MOW" over Democrats just as they will AVOID a vote.

    Democrats are sealing their fates in upcoming elections because Republicans will simply say "See America? These Democrats CRAMMED it down your throats and we didn't even have a say in it because they went down the Reconciliation path." It is a winning strategy for Republicans.

    Don't give me that Bush crammed Iraq down our throats either. Almost ALL Democrats in office voted TO GO TO WAR! Hypocrites, all of them.

    October 15, 2009 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  19. kaleto

    Bye-bye, Deeds!
    The dems could resurrect every Kennedy to come out in support and it wouldn't help.

    October 15, 2009 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  20. jake

    I guess if you can't beat em....then buy em!!!

    October 15, 2009 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  21. Shelly CO

    McDonnell believes that women should stay at home.....It tells you that most Virginians have not moved past 1950s if they are supporting this idiot.
    People like these hold America back.....SAD!

    October 15, 2009 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  22. KATHLEEN

    Democrats must get out and vote for Deeds or BAD MONEY SPEAKS!
    Young people, please, do not vote for a Republican. They do NOT care
    about you or your mom and dad!!!! They care about personal power,
    money, and greed!!!!!!!!

    October 15, 2009 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  23. No Hillary = No Obama

    Politics is nothing more than a money game. No wonder there is so much corruption. Better to donate to a good cause then this.

    October 15, 2009 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  24. Hillary 2012

    "It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year, where white folks' greed runs a world in need, apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere…That's the world! On which hope sits!"

    October 16, 2009 12:12 am at 12:12 am |