Elections for all 100 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates are taking place on November 2, 2021. Democrats hold 55 seats and Republicans hold 45 seats. This is the first election cycle since 1999 with Democrats defending a majority in the chamber.
Elections for 93 of the 100 House of Delegates seats up this year feature both a Democratic and Republican candidate. Among the 93 contested House races, there are 48 Democratic incumbents and 35 Republican incumbents.
Total funds raised
The total funds raised by general election candidates broken down by incumbency status and political party are shown below.
- Democratic incumbents raised a total of $22,372,826.
- Republican challengers raised a total of $5,120,263.
- Republican incumbents raised a total of $5,094,437.
- Democratic challengers raised a total of $5,158,720.
Average funds raised
The average funds raised by general election candidates broken down by incumbency status and political party are shown below.
- Democratic incumbents raised an average of $463,928.
- Republican challengers raised an average of $88,280.
- Republican incumbents raised an average of $145,555.
- Democratic challengers raised an average of $114,638.
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Virginia candidate political action committees (candidate PACs) submitted to the Virginia Department of Elections. It includes fundraising activity between Jan. 1, 2020, and Aug. 31, 2021. Candidate PACs represent individuals who have run for state or local office at any point, including past and present officeholders. This article does not include non-candidate PACs.
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