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.


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


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.


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