As Virginia governor’s race tightens, McAuliffe and Youngkin report big fundraising numbers

Posted on AllSides October 1st, 2021
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As the Virginia gubernatorial race between former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and businessman Glenn Youngkin (R) tightens, Youngkin raised nearly $4 million more than McAulliffe in the latest reporting period giving him a race-leading total of $35.2 million.

The former Democratic governor of Virginia was once seen as the favorite in the 2021 gubernatorial race. In McAuliffe’s last quarter in office in 2017, a Morning Consult survey found he had a 47% approval rating, landing him with a net 15% approval. At the time, McAuliffe was reportedly considering a presidential run in 2020 but ultimately decided not to run when...

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