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Eugene Vindman raises $800K in first 24 hours after announcing Seventh District run

Chris Graham
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Photo: Eugene Vindman for Congress

The Eugene Vindman congressional campaign raised more than $800,000 over its first 24 hours after the retired Army colonel announced his candidacy for the Seventh District seat on Thursday.

The donations came in batches, with more than 25,000 people contributing an average of $29.

“I’m incredibly grateful to the people investing their hard-earned money to my campaign. I’m humbled by this demonstration of trust and faith. I won’t let you down,” said Vindman, the 25-year U.S. Army veteran running for the seat currently held by Abigail Spangerber, who is gearing up for a run for the Democratic Party nomination for governor in the 2025 cycle.

“This is going to be a tough race – and support from my fellow Virginians is critical,” said Vindman. “The grassroots support we saw on the first day is overwhelming. Small donations are the lifeblood of our campaign, and are a sign that the strength of our democracy stems from everyday citizens, and not just the deep pockets of a select few.”

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].