Richmond, VA - This morning, Kaine for Virginia announced the campaign raised approximately $3 million in the second quarter of 2012, the campaign's most successful quarter thus far. This strong quarter was largely driven by grassroots donors, with more than 70% of contributions coming from those giving less than $200. To date, more than 27,000 donors have made contributions to help elect Tim Kaine to the U.S. Senate and close the financial gap with the outside groups who are flooding Virginia’s airwaves with millions of dollars in negative, misleading ads on behalf of George Allen.
Below is a sample of what the Virginia media is saying about Kaine’s strong fundraising quarter, his grassroots support, and his financial edge over George Allen.
The Fix Blog, Washington Post: “…Tim Kaine(D) has set the fundraising bar in Virginia’s open Senate race since he announced his candidacy. And he appears to be doing it again.”
Richmond Times Dispatch: “The second-quarter haul brings Kaine's total to $10.4 million from 27,000 donors since entering the race last year.”
Patch: “More than 70 percent of the $3 million came from donors who gave less than $200…the campaign has raised $10.4 million from 27,000 donors…”
Washington Times: “The Democrat has raised a total of about $10.4 million from more than 27,000 donors, and more than 70 percent of the contributions in the last three months were from donors giving less than $200.”
Richmond Times Dispatch: “More than 70 percent of contributions in the second quarter were from donors giving less than $200…”
Daily Press Shad Plank Blog: “…70 percent of donors to the Kaine campaign during the second quarter gave $200 or less.”
Roanoke Times: “…more than 70 percent of its second-quarter contributions came from donors who gave less than $200.”
Washington Times: “…the campaign's best quarter thus far…”
The Hill: “Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D) kept up his strong fundraising pace with a big $3 million quarter, the largest of his Senate campaign.”
The Fix Blog, Washington Post: “…his best quarter to date and a very difficult number for former senator George Allen (R) to match. Allen has been outraised each of the last four quarters.”
NBC12: “[Kaine] pulled in his best quarter so far…It was also the best quarter of the campaign for former Senator George Allen (R), but Allen fell far short of Kaine’s mark…”
NBC12: "So there are two ways to look at this report based on the all important TV spending in the fall. Either Kaine has $6.2 million left to spend compared to Allen’s $3.34 million excluding TV ad buys, or if you include them, Kaine has $2.7 million left to spend and Allen is actually running a deficit."
Daily Press Shad Plank Blog: “…Kaine has consistently out raised Allen since entering the race…”
Washington Post: “Kaine has consistently outraised Allen…”
Daily Press Shad Plank Blog: “Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and former Gov. Tim Kaine out raised his Republican opponent former U.S. Sen. and former Gov. George Allen by nearly $1 million dollars during the second quarter of 2012.”
Washington Post: “Timothy M. Kaine (D) outraised Senate foe George Allen (R) once again…”
Roll Call: “Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine just recorded his best fundraising quarter of the cycle…”
Talking Points Memo: “This puts Kaine well ahead financially of the Republican nominee, former Sen. George Allen…”