The top 10 Virginia candidates raised 34.1% of all donations

In Virginia politics, state-level candidates and PACs raised $465.5 million between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2021. More than $158.9 million or 34.1 percent of all donations was raised by the 10 individuals at the top of the list. 

Top 10 Virginia candidates (1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021)

Here are the 10 Virginia candidates who raised the most money in the 2021 election cycle, according to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Virginia Department of Elections. 

RankCandidate Name Total DonationsTotal Expenditures
1.Terry McAuliffe$68,384,990.64$59,040,719.06
2.Glenn Youngkin$50,103,909.61$63,715,391.58
3.Mark Herring$9,338,490.37$6,897,236.45
4.Jason Miyares$7,366,113.43$6,911,028.94
5.Hala Ayala$6,886,606.80$5,184,354.63
6.Jennifer Carroll Foy$5,046,089.31$4,666,463.33
7.Jennifer McClellan$3,218,770.09$2,329,875.31
8.Wendy Gooditis$3,092,764.95$2,068,307.49
9.Winsome Sears$3,075,517.28$2,799,386.67
10.Joshua Cole$2,432,595.79$1,648,880.68

In some states, officeholders may accept donations to their campaign accounts when they are not up for election. Any reported donations by those officeholders are included in candidate donation numbers.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Virginia candidate PACs submitted to the Virginia Department of Elections. 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.