ActBlue Virginia outraises every other Virginia PAC with $38.86 million

In Virginia, ActBlue Virginia raised more than any other non-candidate political action committee (PAC) in the 2021 election cycle. According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Virginia Department of Elections, ActBlue Virginia raised $38.86 million and spent $38.86 million between Jan. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31. 2021. 

In Virginia politics, donations to ActBlue Virginia represent 20.63 percent of the $188.04 million all Virginia state-level PACs raised. Here are ActBlue Virginia’s top donors and recipients, as reported to the Virginia Department of Elections.

Donations to ActBlue Virginia

Of the $38,864,163 raised in the 2021 election cycle, 6.52 percent came from ActBlue Virginia’s top 10 donors.

Top Donors to ActBlue Virginia (1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$463,700.00Leonard A BennettIndividual
2.$364,050.00Ronald D AbramsonIndividual
3.$363,533.34Karla JurvetsonIndividual
4.$283,500.00Robert D HardieIndividual
5.$258,000.00Seiu CopeIndividual
6.$214,500.00Vinton G CerfIndividual
7.$170,000.00Robert LintonIndividual
8.$155,100.00Thomas J McInerneyIndividual
9.$131,000.00James A HixonIndividual
10.$130,860.00John P RathboneIndividual

Expenditures by ActBlue Virginia

On the expenditures side, ActBlue Virginia reported $38,861,830, with 54.55 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping the list. Payees include both contribution recipients and vendors, as filed by ActBlue Virginia.

Top ActBlue Virginia Payees (1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$10,396,327.43Terry McAuliffeEntity
2.$1,775,128.96Jennifer Carroll FoyEntity
3.$1,587,345.52Sam RasoulEntity
4.$1,509,679.32Actblue VirginiaEntity
5.$1,376,047.33Mark HerringEntity
6.$1,267,495.30Common Good VAEntity
7.$1,177,642.17Hala AyalaEntity
8.$794,730.03Jennifer McClellanEntity
9.$705,562.46Jerrauld Jay JonesEntity
10.$608,164.30Energized for Change PACEntity

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Virginia PACs submitted to the Virginia Department of Elections. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual1/15/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual (and Post-Primary)7/15/2022
2023 Jan Semiannual1/15/2023

This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.

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Kalyn Stralow