Scandals Lead to Fundraising Woes for Top Virginia Democrats - NBC4 Washington

Julie Carey, David Culver and the News4 team covering where you live

Scandals Lead to Fundraising Woes for Top Virginia Democrats

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Scandals Lead to Fundraising Woes for Top Virginia Democrats
    Getty Images/AP/Getty Images
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring face fundraising woes amidst scandals.

    New campaign finance records show Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's fundraising efforts dried up after a scandal involving blackface. 

    First quarter reports were released Monday. They show Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring all struggling to raise money after a series of scandals involving the state's top Democrats erupted in early February.

    Northam and Herring both admitted to wearing blackface when they were younger, and two women accused Fairfax of sexual assault, which he denies. All three have resisted calls to resign. 

    The scandals and their effects on fundraising could hurt Democrats during this year's legislative elections. Virginia is the only state in the country where there's a reasonable chance that Democrats could flip control of the state legislature this year.

    Watch NBC4 and get the latest news anytime, anywhere. Check here for TV listings.