Virginia Democratic candidates raised $66.6 million more than Republicans

In Virginia, state-level candidates raised $277.1 million between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2021. Democratic candidates raised $165.2 million and Republican candidates raised $98.4 million. 

Virginia Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021)

Top 10 Democratic candidates, by donations (1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021)

In the 2021 election cycle, 221 state-level Democrats filed campaign finance reports with the Virginia Department of Elections. Here are the 10 Democratic candidates who have raised the most.

RankDemocratic CandidateTotal Raised
1.Terry McAuliffe$68,384,990.64
2.Mark Herring$9,338,490.37
3.Hala Ayala$6,886,606.80
4.Jennifer Carroll Foy$5,046,089.31
5.Jennifer McClellan$3,218,770.09
6.Wendy Gooditis$3,092,764.95
7.Joshua Cole$2,432,595.79
8.Jerrauld Jay Jones$2,387,016.18
9.Alex Askew$2,310,903.46
10.Nancy Guy$2,176,088.83

Top 10 Republican candidates, by donations (1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021)

During the same time period, 190 Republicans filed campaign finance reports with the Virginia Department of Elections. These are the 10 Republican candidates with the highest reported donations for the 2021 election cycle.

RankRepublican CandidateTotal Raised
1.Glenn Youngkin$50,103,909.61
2.Jason Miyares$7,366,113.43
3.Winsome Sears$3,075,517.28
4.Kirk Cox$1,886,918.30
5.Pete Snyder$1,846,980.52
6.Nick Clemente$1,807,633.53
7.Tara Durant$1,120,362.66
8.Jason Ballard$1,088,693.65
9.Karen Greenhalgh$1,074,349.64
10.Mary Margaret Kastelberg$980,125.18

In some states, officeholders may accept donations to their campaign accounts when they are not up for election. Those donations are included in candidate campaign finance 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 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.