Terry McAuliffe , the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, raised $4.2 million in this year’s first quarter as he seeks the Virginia governorship, his campaign said today.
McAuliffe’s campaign released general figures one week ahead of an April 15 deadline, applicable to all candidates for governor, to release detailed information about their campaign donations and spending. McAuliffe’s campaign said that he has raised about $5.2 million for the duration of his campaign from 3,440 donors, which comes out to an average contribution of about $1,500. McAuliffe had about $2.5 million left to spend as April began.
McAuliffe, who has raised campaign cash for the DNC and for Bill and Hillary Clinton, among other Democratic organizations and individuals, is expected to collect more campaign contributions than any other candidate in the Virginia governor’s race. McAuliffe is running in a June 9 primary election along with former state Rep. Brian Moran and state Sen. Creigh Deeds ; the Democratic winner will face Bob McDonnell , a former state Attorney General who is unopposed for the Republican nomination, in the Nov. 3 general election.