Reprinted from The Washington Post – Virginia Politics – Photo caption: Virginia Lt. Gov. and Democratic candidate for governor Ralph Northam, left, and former Virginia Congressman Tom Perriello. (AP photos)
Both campaigns reported raising around $2 million in April and May. But because of earlier fundraising efforts, Northam, the lieutenant governor, had $1.3 million available as of June 1 while Perriello had $734,000. The two men are running neck-and-neck, according to recent polls.
On the Republican side, former political operative Ed Gillespie announced that he had $2.4 million available heading into an election where he has maintained a comfortable lead over his two primary rivals in both voter support and cash.