With the 28th Senate District firehouse primary only days away, the last minute money is slamming in to campaign committees which desperate to find any edge they can get before May 19th. Right now we’re in a period where large contributions (those over $1,000) are required to be reported to SBE within 24 hours, and there’s a huge amount of activity in this race.
Joe Graziano has gotten $5,000 on the 14th from Stafford Commerce Park, LLC. John Myers has received $1,000 from A Mrs. Christie Goddard. But John Van Hoy has raked in $27,099.66 from five donors since May 4th, and Richard Stuart has raked in $55,429.95 from eleven donors since April 20th. Can we start handicapping this race yet?
As expected, Richard Stuart raked in a lot of cash from John Chichester’s campaign account, $20,000 in total. $5,000 came in from commercial real estate developer RC Development, which has contributed $46,430 to Richard Stuart’s campaign so far. Senator Tommy Norment figures highly among Richard Stuart’s campaign contributors, ponying up $40,763 this cycle, as does Senator William Wampler, who is in for $51,430. This is some pretty serious last-minute money.
John Van Hoy’s late money report looks pretty mundane in comparison, and is almost entirely coming from the Virginia Conservative Action PAC. One hopes that it doesn’t come with the usual VCAP curse.
This might be an interesting subject to raise at tonight’s candidate forum in Fredericksburg.
UPDATE: Riley has more on this here.
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