By Sean Sullivan
Published April 26, 2012
Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine raised more money from individual donors in Virginia than former Republican Sen. George Allen did during the first quarter of 2012.
Kaine raised a total of $1.1 million in Virginia during the quarter -- a figure that includes itemized and unitemized donations. The specifics of unitemized donations are not viewable on Federal Election Commission reports. The Kaine campaign provided the total it raised from inside the state from itemized and unitemized donors.
When asked for Allen's itemized/unitemized total in the Virginia, his campaign was not able to provide the figures. But Allen raised $542,000 in individual itemized donations from Virginia during the quarter, according to his FEC report. In addition, he raised a total of about $131,000 in unitemized donations from everywhere. So even if all of the unitemized money came from Virginia, Kaine still held the in-state advantage during the quarter.
Kaine holds an overall cash on hand advantage in the race. At the end of the first quarter of 2012, Allen reported having nearly $2.66 million on hand while Kaine reported $4.4 million in the bank.