The rightroots are participating in a push today to for NY-20 Congressional candidate Jim Tedisco.
The Democrat running for this seat, tax cheat venture capitalist Scott Murphy, is bringing his A-game. That means the ability to self-fund and ride on now-Sen. Kristen Gillibrand’s coattails (something which may be a little harder now that her former constituents feel betrayed by her).
We need to level the playing field. Please donate today and help ensure the 20th District returns to Republican hands.
It’s been reported that Attorney General Bob McDonnell is leading the money race in the 2009 Virginia gubernatorial election:
McDonnell, who is unopposed for the Republican nomination, raised slightly more than $1.6 million in the second half of last year, according to a report he submitted Thursday to the Virginia State Board of Elections. His campaign spent $589,000.
Terry McAulliffe, who appears to be the strongest Democrat in the race, made national news earlier this week with his fundraising raising report. It showed that he had raised “almost” one million dollars. Can we expect CNN to cover McDonnell’s huge haul? (I’m not holding my breath, either.)
You can donate to Bob McDonnell’s campaign here.
Update: The Newport News Daily Press is reporting that Atty. Gen. McDonnell has $2 million in the bank.
The race to succeed Rep. Tom Davis will be close, and things are looking up for GOP nominee Keith Fimian:
Republican Keith Fimian has continued to out fund-raise Fairfax County chairman Gerry Connolly (D) in the race to replace Rep. Tom Davis in Virginia’s 11th Congressional District.
Fimian had raised nearly $1.3 million to Connolly’s $936,484 as of June 30. The Republican, who has never run for public office before, has an even bigger advantage when it comes to “cash on hand” — money that has not already been spent by the campaign.
Fimian, who did not face a Republican primary opponent, still had nearly $1 million in the bank at the end of June. Connolly, who faced three Democratic challengers in an expensive primary June 9, had only $275,990 at the same point.
Fimian also performs well in fund raising when compared to his peers across the country. According to Congressional Quarterly, Fimian is the fifth best-financed candidate in the nation competing for an open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Among Republicans in that same category, he is ranked second.
Keith Fimian already had the ideas and principles to win this November and now he has the money to see that all of Virginia’s 11th District knows it.
You can donate to Keith Fimian’s campaign here.
Keith Fimian, who is seeking to represent Virginia’s 11th District, has more cash on hand than all but four candidates who are vying for open House seats in the fall:
5. Keith Fimian, Republican, Virginia’s 11th ($1 million). Fimian, the founder of a home inspection business, is vying to succeed retiring seven-term Republican Rep. Thomas M. Davis III in a district that takes most of its population from Fairfax and Prince William Counties near Washington, D.C. This district is among the most difficult for the Republicans to hold, though Fimian — who has loaned his campaign $325,000 — will have the resources to wage a serious campaign against Gerry Connolly, a county executive whose lower cash-on-hand total ($275,000) owes to his big spending ahead of his victory in a four-candidate Democratic primary in June. Fimian was unopposed for the Republican nomination, so he’s spent a much smaller share of his campaign receipts than Connolly.
While $1 million may seem like a lot of money, the District is in the expensive metro DC advertising market, which will likely eat up most of that figure.
This is a great chance not only to hold a GOP House seat, but to get a Republican into this district who is more conservative than the retiring Republican incumbent, Rep. Tom Davis.
Please donate to Keith Fimian’s campaign here.
Second quarter fundraising numbers reveal that former Rep. Jim Ryun has out-raised incumbent Rep. Nancy Boyda in his quest to reclaim Kansas’ 2nd District for the GOP:
Former Rep. Jim Ryun (R-Kan.) outraised Boyda $450,000 to $240,000, but he is being forced to spend heavily in a primary battle with state treasurer Lynn Jenkins. Jenkins raised $130,000 but held a $490,000 to $220,000 advantage over Ryun in cash on hand.
Boyda has far more in the bank than either potential GOP challenger, with $890,000.
Lynn Jenkins is a more liberal Republican, and if we want to flip the 2nd District back to Republican control, we’ll need a candidate who, in the words of Ronald Reagan, can raise “a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors.” Rep. Jim Ryun is that candidate.
The GOP primary is set for August 5. Please click here to donate to Rep. Ryun’s campaign.