July 13th, 2009
05:44 PM ET
14 years ago

Deeds shows money first in Virginia battle

(CNN) - Virginia gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds reports that his campaign raked in nearly $3.4 million during the fundraising period that ended June 30.

"I'm happy that so many people from all across Virginia have supported my campaign in the past month," Deeds said in a statement released by his campaign Monday. "We've had support from all areas of the state and from Republicans and Democrats.

The state senator came from behind to top Terry McAuliffe and Brian Moran in the June 9th Democratic primary and is now facing off against former Virginia state attorney general Bob McDonnell in the general election. Governor Tim Kaine, a fellow Democrat, is term limited and can't run for re-election this year.

McDonnell did not face a primary opponent and entered the month of June with nearly $5 million in the bank.

Deeds' campaign reports it has $2.7 milliion cash on hand and adds that it's received the support of 2,500 different donors during the latest fundraising period, which ran from May 28 to June 30. The campaign says nearly 70 percent of contributors were small donors giving less than $100 each.

Thursday Vice President Joe Biden headlines a fundraiser for Deeds in Richmond, Virginia.

McDonnell's campaign says it will release its second quarter campaign cash figures Tuesday.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Willy Brown

    We’ve had 2 miserable democrat governors. One being part time now as he runs around the country. Deeds will not be the 3rd democrat.

    July 13, 2009 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  2. Buddy Gilmour

    Mr. Deeds goes to Washington...

    July 13, 2009 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  3. Richard-Arkansas

    What do you get for $3.4 million? Lobbists actually show an ROI on political contributions so I would suggest that Virginians watch and see who gets the favors because trhey know who will have to pay for them.

    July 13, 2009 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  4. ib

    Deeds wants to continue Kaine's policies which means more large tax increases for Va. No thank you we cannot afford anymore record tax increases.

    July 13, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  5. jaye

    I love Tim Kaine – he should run for another office. Our country needs men like him.

    July 13, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  6. Kathleen Murphy

    Blue Virginian and proud of it.

    vote deeds not words

    July 13, 2009 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |