More Big Money


The following transactions were reported to the State Board of Elections this afternoon.

Last-Minute Donations to Statewide Candidates

VPAP has posted the latest pre-election finance disclosures for candidates running in the November 5 election. Starting on October 25, statewide candidates are required to report any donation of $5,000 or more within 24 hours of receipt. The threshold for reporting is $5,000 for statewide candidates, $1,000 for House candidates, and $500 for local candidates.

STATEWIDE CANDIDATES

Ken Cuccinelli for Governor

  • $50,000 from Karen A. Wright
  • $25,000 from Super PAC for America
  • $10,000 from Dominion 
  • $10,000 from Gun Owners of America
  • $10,000 from Food City
  • $5,000 from John H. Clements Co.
  • $5,000 from Roger Hertog
  • $5,000 from Dian G. Stai
  • $5,000 from Gary L. Taylor
  • $5,000 from Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
  • $5,000 from Virginia Oil & Gas Association

Terry McAuliffe for Governor

  • $70,208 from Democratic National Committee (in-kind: staff time)
  • $25,000 from Bernard L. Schwartz
  • $10,000 from David Baldacci
  • $5,000 from Hudson News

E.W. Jackson for Lt. Governor

  • $25,000 from Peter L. Via
Mark Obenshain for Attorney General
  • $660,000 from Republican State Leadership Committee
  • $81,646 from Republican Party of Virginia (in-kind: printing and mailing)
  • $25,000 from Richard Baxter Gilliam
  • $10,000 from Alpha Natural Resources

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Donations to PACs

Conservatives for Cuccinelli

  • $16,455 from Conservative Majority Fund
Dominion Leadership Trust
  • $50,000 from Republican State Leadership Committee
House Democratic Caucus
  • $150,000 from Michael R. Bloomberg
Democratic Party of Virginia
  • $300,000 from McAuliffe for Governor - Terry
  • $168,800 from House Democratic Caucus
  • $21,200 from House Democratic Caucus
Republican Party of Virginia
  • $17,925 from Friends of Mike Watson
Note: Non-candidate political committees must report any single donation of $10,000 or more within three business days of receipt.

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Independent Expenditures

VPAP has also posted the latest independent expenditure reports filed by groups seeking to influence Virginia elections.

Americans for Responsible Solutions

  • $38,600 for direct mail processing and postage opposing Ken Cuccinelli.
  • $38,600 for direct mail processing and postage supporting Mark Herring and opposing Mark Obenshain.
The Catholic Association
  • $216 for email services supporting Ken Cuccinelli and opposing Terry McAuliffe.

Focus on the Family

  • $47,551 for printing, postage, and shipping of postcards opposing Terry McAuliffe.
Lynchburg Democratic Committee
  • $165 for printing sample ballots supporting Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam, Mark Herring, Katie Webb Cyphert, and Mike Doucette.
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation
  • $6,696 for conference call service, production expense, and list rental opposing Ken Cuccinelli.
  • $18 for list rental opposing Ken Cuccinelli.
NRA Political Victory Fund
  • $10,757 for salary and benefits supporting Ken Cuccinelli, E.W. Jackson, Mark Obenshain, Rich Anderson, David Ramadan, and Mike Watson; and opposing Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam, Mark Herring, and Reed Heddleston.
  • $1,806 for printing 4-color door knob hangers supporting Ken Cuccinelli, E.W. Jackson, and Mark Obenshain, and opposing Terry McAuliffe.

Oct. 25, 2013