Printer-Friendly Pages print  Email This Article to a Friend email  Share share

Updates from vpap.org

Visualization: Virginia a Swing State?

VPAP's latest visualization explores the disparity between Virginia's status as a swing state and it's lopsided congressional delegation.

VIEW FULL VISUALIZATION

E-Filing on the Rise

10/01/2014

10K+ Donations to PACs

Here are large donations that PACs recently reported to the State Board of Elections:

The Middle Resolution PAC
  • $25,000 from Allen B. King
Democratic Party of Virginia
  • $10,000 from Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus
Virginia Senate Republican Caucus
  • $10,000 from Ralph Smith for Senate
Virginia Horizon
  • $10,000 from Joe T. May (loan)

VIEW ALL RECENT LARGE DONATIONS TO PACS

State law requires non-candidate political committees to report any single donation of $10,000 or more within three business days.

09/30/2014

New Independent Expenditures

VPAP has posted the latest independent expenditures.

  • The US Chamber of Commerce made their first four independent expenditures of the year in Virginia, totaling $300,413. Three were made in support of Rep. Congressional Candidate Barbara Comstock, and the fourth was in opposition to her opponent, Dem. John Foust. The vast majority of the money was spent on TV advertisements.
  • The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee made an independent expenditures of $16,628, a media buy opposing Comstock.They have made four such expenditures this year, all opposing Comstock, totaling $65,794.
  • Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions made their first Virginia independent expenditure of the year, a $12,787 mail buy in support of Comstock.

ALL INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES

09/29/2014

Correction

Correction: 200,000 in Va. may lack proper ID needed to voteBy Antonio Olivo and Jenna Portnoy

Correction: An earlier version of this story [which ran in VaNews on Friday] incorrectly stated that 450,000 voters lack proper identification to cast ballots in Virginia. The correct number is 200,000. 

About 200,000 voters in Virginia may lack the proper identification needed to cast a ballot in the November midterm elections, the Virginia State Board of Elections said Thursday.

09/26/2014

New Independent Expenditures

VPAP has posted the latest independent expenditures.

  • Virginia Progress PAC, who is outspending all other outside groups in this year's federal electionsmade two independent expenditures totaling $361,976 opposing Senate candidate Ed Gillespie. They have spent over $1.7 million so far this year in Virginia federal money.
  • The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee made an independent expenditures of $16,833 opposing Rep. Congressional candidate Barbara Comstock.They have made three such expenditures this year, all opposing Comstock, totaling $49,166.
  • The National Rifle Association made two independent expenditures of $70 each in support of Gillespie and Comstock. They have spent $434,068 so far this year in various races.

ALL INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES

09/26/2014

Candidate E-File Honor Roll

RAISING THE BAR FOR CAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOSURE

VPAP would like the recognize these 177 General Assembly candidates listed on the VPAP Honor Roll for e-filers.

These candidates filed on time and met a battery of qualitative measures designed to ensure their public disclosures are complete and meaningful. 

VPAP started the E-File Honor Roll in 1999 to encourage candidates to move from paper to electronic disclosures. As e-filing has become universal, the VPAP Board of Directors last year added criteria -- such as clarity of donor's occupations and descriptions of how money is spent -- aimed at producing information is meaningful to the public. View Criteria.

09/26/2014

Portsmouth Disclosure Reports

VPAP has posted campaign finance reports for Portsmouth, which holds local elections this November. These reports, which were due Sept. 15, reflect campaign funds raised in July and August.

This integrated data allows a number of sorts, including:

  • Sorting a committee's donors by occupation
  • Viewing a committee's donors by locality and ZIP code
  • Seeing each contributor's complete donor history back to 1997

Portsmouth City Council

09/25/2014