Virginia: Boucher Maintains Big Financial Edge in 9th

Posted May 11, 2010 at 6:04pm

Rep. Rick Boucher (D) continues to wield a large fundraising edge over his likely Republican opponent, state House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith.

In a Federal Election Commission filing, Griffith said he raised $38,000 from April 1 to May 2, spent $18,000 and had $109,000 in cash on hand.

Boucher had $1.9 million in his account on April 25 — more than 17 times as much as Griffith — after raising $30,000 and spending $63,000 in the first 25 days of that month.

The reporting periods for Boucher and Griffith differ because their nomination contests fall on different dates. Boucher will be renominated at a convention Saturday, and Griffith is expected to win his party’s nod at a convention on May 22.

Griffith received contributions from political committees linked to Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) and some of Griffith’s colleagues in the state Legislature.