House GOP holds 2:1 Money Edge

Republicans hold a 2:1 cash-on-hand advantage over Democrats heading into House of Delegates races this fall, according to campaign finance reports filed with the State Board of Elections. (See chart below)

The GOP money lead roughly reflects the party's 67-32 seat advantage in the House of Delegates.

Republican candidates reported a total of $5.5 million on hand in the campaign accounts as of June 30. That compares to $3.5 million in total reserves for Democratic candidates.

Republicans held an even bigger advantage when it comes to money banked by caucus and leadership committees. Republicans had $1.7 million --  $678,541 on hand by the House Republican Campaign Committee and slightly more than $1 million in the bank for the Dominion Leadership Trust, Speaker Bill Howell’s leadership committee.

Democratic caucus and leadership committees had $775,975 in the bank -- $479,728 by the House Democratic Caucus, $156,660 by the Commonwealth Victory Fund and $139,587 by Virginia First, the leadership PAC of House Minority Leader David Toscano.

Money in Bank - the Partisan Imbalance

Source: The Virginia Public Access Project

Based on the ending balance on 6/30/13 taken from campaign finance reports due 7/15/13

Cash on Hand - House of Delegates

July 17, 2013