Democrats Winning the Money Race in Va. Races

Virginia Republicans are trailing Democrats in fundraising

By Teneille Gibson
|  Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010  |  Updated 2:17 PM EDT
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Democrats Winning the Money Race in Virginia

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Rep. Gerry Connolly is leading his Republican challenger Keith Fimian in fundraising for the fall election.

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Recent polling may reveal President Barack Obama losing his edge in popularity, but his fellow party members in Virginia are maintaining a “green” edge over their competition.

When it comes to fundraising, Democratic incumbents are leading their Republican challengers in Virginia’s most contested off-year congressional races. This may not be good news for Virginia Republicans but there is some time left to close the fundraising gap.

In some areas of Virginia, Democratic candidates have raised half or three times more than Republicans. But the fundraising race is more competitive in northern Virginia.

Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly is fighting to keep his seat in the 11th congressional district. He’s raised $1.7 million compared to $1.2 million for his Republican challenger Keith Fimian. This is a rematch from two years ago after the seat became vacant when Republican Rep. Thomas M. Davis decided not to seek re-election.

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