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Large, Pre-election Donations

Several large large, pre-election donations to candidates have been recently reported to the State Department of Elections.

Barbara Henley for Virginia Beach City Council

  • $5,000 from D.B. Frye, Jr

Louis Ray Jones for Virginia Beach City Council

  • $5,000 from Ron Villanueva for Delegate

John Moss for Virginia Beach City Council

  • $5,000 from Louis Ray Jones for Virginia Beach City Council
  • $1,500 from JTH Holdings, LLC
  • $1,000 from Louis Jones

10/31/2014

So You Think You're a PUNDIT 2014

Political junkies -- time for that cable news audition you've always dreamed about!

The person who gets the most questions correct will be crowned 2014 VPAP Pundit. In addition to bragging rights, the winner will receive two VIP tickets to AFTER VIRGINIA VOTES, a retrospective of the U.S. Senate race to be held Nov. 11 in Arlington.

Feel free to take the survey anonymously. In order to compete for the prize, you must provide your name and email address. All entrants who provide their contact information will receive a vpap.org bumper sticker or magnet.

Entry Deadline: Noon on Tuesday, November 4.

In the case of a tie, the winner will be determined by tie-breaker questions and, if necessary, a random drawing of all correct answers. VPAP will determine the winner based on the unofficial election results displayed on the State Board of Elections website as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5.


TAKE THE QUIZ!

10/30/2014

Outside Spending in Virginia

VPAP's latest infographic looks at what independent expenditures say about the level of national interest in Virginia's U.S. Senate race and the 10th Congressional District election.

Independent expenditures advocate for the election or defeat of a specific candidate (most prominently via TV advertisements) without coordinating with any campaign. Not all groups that make these expenditures are required to disclose their donors.

VIEW INFOGRAPHIC

Outside Spending in Virginia

10/30/2014

Large, Pre-Election Contributions

Several large, pre-election contributions were recently reported to the State Department of Elections.

Alan Howze for Arlington County Board
  • $500 from Barbara Favola for Senate
  • $500 from Kusum Ramachandran
  • $500 from William House
John Vihstadt for Arlington County Board
  • $1,000 from Thomas M. Davis
Rosalyn Dance for Senate
  • $5,000 from Virginia Dental Association
  • $1,000 from Verizon
  • $1,000 from Washington Gas

10/30/2014

New Independent Expenditures

VPAP has posted the federal independent expenditures in Virginia's Senate and House races filed since Wednesday.

SENATE

Supporting Gillespie/Opposing Warner - $7,280

Conservative Warchest PAC
  • $7,280 opposing Mark Warner

10TH DISTRICT

Supporting Comstock/Opposing Foust - $183,532

National Republican Congressional Committee

  • $176,392 supporting Barbara Comstock/opposing John Foust
Congressional Leadership Fund
  • $7,140 supporting Barbara Comstock/opposing John Foust

7TH DISTRICT

Supporting Brat/Opposing Trammell - $5,872

Senate Conservatives Fund
  • 5,827 supporting Dave Brat/opposing Jack Trammell

ALL INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES

Independent expenditures advocate for the election or defeat of a specific candidate (most prominently via TV advertisements) without coordinating with any campaign. Not all groups that make these expenditures are required to disclose their donors.

10/29/2014

After Virginia Votes - Reserve your seat today

Reserve your seats today for After Virginia Votes, a unique post-election retrospective of the U.S. Senate race. 

On November 11, top strategists from the Warner and Gillespie campaigns will convene in Arlington to discuss the just-completed election. Their conversation will shed light on the strategic and tactical decisions made during the campaign. 

After Virginia Votes is free and open to the public -- but seating is limited.

RESERVE SEATS NOW

After Virginia Votes will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 12:30 p.m. at the GMU-Arlington campus. A complimentary lunch will be provided. Additional details can be found HERE.

After Virginia Votes is organized by the nonpartisan Virginia Public Access Project and hosted by the GMU School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs. The event is made possible by generous financial support from Verizon

If you have questions, contact Katy Johnstone Hurtz at 804-353-4300 or khurtz@vpap.org. 

We hope to see you at the GMU-Arlington campus on November 11!

After Virginia Votes 2014 

10/29/2014

Latest Large Donations

Several large transactions have been recently reported to the State Board of Elections.

Donations to PACs

Democratic Party of Virginia

  • $20,671 from Alan Howze for Arlington County Board
  • $10,000 from Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus
Virginia Association of Health Plans
  • $10,000 from CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield

Note: Non-candidate political committees must report any single donation of $10,000 or more within three business days of receipt.

VIEW ALL RECENT LARGE DONATIONS TO PACS

Large, Pre-election Donations to Candidates

Brad Martin for Virginia Beach City Council
  • $1,000 from Louis Jones for Virginia Beach City Council
  • $809 from Bishard Development Corp (in-kind donation for party costs)
  • $809 from Edward A. Chaplain (in-kind donation for party costs)
  • $809 from Widener Corp (in-kind donation for party costs)
  • $809 from Whitt G. Sessoms (in-kind donation for party costs)
  • $809 from William C. Gerwitz (in-kind donation for party costs)

10/29/2014