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.
Democratic target districts
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee announced a list of 22 target districts this election cycle. Those candidates combined raised a total of $10.5 million. The table below shows the Democratic candidate in each target district along with the 2019 margin of victory in that district.
|District||Democratic Candidate||Funds raised||2019 margin of victory|
|District 10||Wendy Gooditis||$713,788.18||D+4.7|
|District 12||Chris Hurst||$666,962.18||D+7.2|
|District 13||Danica Roem||$428,505.70||D+12|
|District 21||Kelly Convirs-Fowler||$293,795.62||D+9.2|
|District 28||Joshua Cole||$617,479.37||D+4|
|District 31||Elizabeth Guzman||$918,627.01||D+5.4|
|District 40||Dan Helmer||$751,851.02||D+4.8|
|District 50||Lee Carter||$212,254.62||D+6.8|
|District 51||Hala Ayala||$490,068.41||D+9.3|
|District 63||Lashrecse Aird||$545,017.13||D+10.7|
|District 66||Katie Sponsler||$268,540.56||R+4.7|
|District 68||Dawn Adams||$393,149.30||D+9.3|
|District 72||Schuyler VanValkenburg||$672,504.92||D+6.7|
|District 73||Rodney Willett||$643,732.59||D+4.5|
|District 75||Roz Tyler||$418,506.79||D+1.1|
|District 81||Jeffrey Feld||$58,182.81||R+4.4|
|District 83||Nancy Guy||$663,716.72||D+0.2|
|District 84||Kimberly Melnyk||$227,172.73||R+2.5|
|District 85||Alex Askew||$641,039.39||D+3.4|
|District 91||Martha Mugler||$377,764.82||D+9.7|
|District 93||Michael P. Mullin||$200,880.46||D+11.5|
|District 100||Finale Norton||$281,046.64||R+3.9|
Republican target districts
The Republican State Leadership Committee announced a list of 13 target districts this election cycle. Those candidates combined raised a total of $3.1 million. The table below shows the Republican candidate in each target district along with the 2019 margin of victory in that district.
|District||Republican Candidate||Funds raised||2019 margin of victory|
|District 10||Nick Clemente||$713,326.86||D+4.7|
|District 12||Jason Ballard||$268,767.13||D+7.2|
|District 21||Tanya Gould||$121,031.40||D+9.2|
|District 28||Tara Durant||$238,446.24||D+4|
|District 31||Ben Baldwin||$111,337.74||D+5.4|
|District 40||Harold Pyon||$348,732.88||D+4.8|
|District 68||Mark Earley Jr.||$191,649.49||D+9.3|
|District 72||Christopher Holmes||$137,482.63||D+6.7|
|District 73||Mary Margaret Kastelberg||$284,426.15||D+4.5|
|District 75||H. Otto Wachsmann Jr.||$214,222.58||D+1.1|
|District 83||Tim Anderson||$249,838.37||D+0.2|
|District 85||Karen Greenhalgh||$167,802.67||D+3.4|
|District 91||Aijalon Cordoza||$39,729.26||D+9.7|
On average, Democratic candidates outraised Republicans in targeted districts
In the districts that national groups have identified as critical elections for their respective parties, Democratic candidates raised twice as much on average as their Republican counterparts. Democratic candidates raised an average of $477,272 in each race targeted by the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. Republicans raised an average of $238,461 per district targeted by the Republican State Leadership Committee.
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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