McDonnell PAC raises $1.5M in second quarter
Heading into the crucial midterm state legislative elections in Virginia, Gov. Bob McDonnell’s political action committee, Opportunity Virginia PAC, has $2.96 million cash on hand. Opportunity Virginia raised $1.53 million during the second quarter of 2011.
Phil Cox, a senior political advisor to McDonnell, commented, “We are grateful for the generosity and support of so many Virginians. This strong continued financial support is reflective of Gov. McDonnell’s strong record of results: expanding jobs and opportunity; reducing the size of government; and making historic investments in transportation and higher education. The strong financial position of the governor’s PAC will allow him to support candidates this fall for the Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate who support his positive jobs and opportunity agenda.”
By comparison, at the same equivalent time in his administration, the end of the second quarter in 2007, Gov. Tim Kaine’s political action committee, Moving Virginia Forward, reported raising $827,000 and had $1.30 million cash on hand.