Ralph Northam gubernatorial campaign brings in over $1 million in 2015

ralph northamThe gubernatorial campaign of Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam announced today that he raised over $1 million in his first year as a candidate for governor.

After announcing his intentions to run in February 2015, the Lieutenant Governor has solidified support in the Democratic Party and gained financial backing across Virginia.

“I am so grateful for all the support.  This campaign will be a grassroots effort and these early numbers show that people are excited about our message of growing the economy and ensuring every Virginian has access to affordable healthcare and a quality education,” said Northam.

Throughout 2015, the campaign brought in over 9,000 contributions.  92% of the funds came from within the Commonwealth and the average contribution was $111.

In an effort to strengthen the Party, Northam spent much of his political time in 2015 promoting Democratic candidates.  He both raised and directly contributed over $100,000 in races across the Commonwealth.  Even after his party building efforts, the candidate will report over $720,000 cash on hand.

“The sheer number of Virginians chipping in to Ralph’s campaign speaks to his broad support,” said PAC spokeswoman Gabrielle Quintana Greenfield.  “As a veteran, a doctor, a public servant, and a Virginian, people are enthusiastic about Ralph and our campaign.”

 

Ralph Northam: Inside the numbers

Between the candidate’s committee and political action committee, Stronger Together PAC, Northam will report $1,005,278.48 total raised in 2015.  Candidate committees report every 6 months in non-election years, while political action committees report quarterly.

Northam for Governor
2015 total – $660,780.10
6 Month total – $319,354.57
Cash on hand – $616,844.66

Stronger Together PAC
2015 total – $344,498.38
4th Quarter total – $84,986.72
Cash on hand – $103,567.69