Kaine outraises Allen in second quarter

Democrat Tim Kaine outraised Republican George Allen by close to a million dollars in the second quarter of 2012, according to press releases sent out Wednesday by the two U.S. Senate campaigns.

The Kaine campaign raised approximately $3 million in the quarter covering the April 1-June 30 period. All told, the Kaine campaign has raised more than $10.4 million and has $2.7 million cash on hand.

The campaign reported that it has already spent $3.5 million on fall advertising.

“Since the start of this campaign, we have seen extraordinary grassroots support for Gov. Kaine’s commitment to work together in Washington to create opportunities and improve the lives of all Virginians, and this quarter was no exception,” said Kaine for Virginia Communications Director Brandi Hoffine. “Thousands of new donors have gotten involved this quarter because they are tired of the partisan gridlock in Washington that continues to threaten our economic recovery, and they want a Senator who will take a forward-looking, Virginia-based approach to getting our economy back on track.

The Allen campaign reported today that it raised over $2 million in the second quarter and has $3.34 million cash on hand.

“Susan and I are so very grateful for the growing support and generosity of people who share a vision of a better future for families, small businesses and hardworking taxpayers,” said Allen. “Each day people from every region of Virginia are joining our dedicated grassroots team, and we’re encouraged by the strong growth in supporters who gave us our largest fundraising quarter of the campaign. Our positive message for freedom and opportunity is resonating throughout Virginia as we fight for a more efficient, effective government that spends less and serves better. Virginians are energized to bring their voices back to Washington to restore personal economic freedom, confidence in our future and the American Dream.”

augusta free press news
augusta free press news