Self-Funding Candidates

While he has generated headlines with a $12 million personal loan to his gubernatorial campaign, Republican Glenn Youngkin is hardly the first candidate for statewide office in Virginia who funded a chunk of his or her own campaign. This is particularly true for candidates in nomination contests.

Source:Campaign finance reports on file with the State Board of Elections. VPAP research to identify donations from the candidate, a company he or she controls or immediate family members.

Methodology: Threshold set at candidates who raised a minimum of $10,000 and at least 10% of total amount raised was from self financing. Links to the candidate are a list of donations directly from the candidate and do not include any donations from their immediate family members or companies. 

Note: * - Candidates in a general election

July 21, 2021