Friday, December 09, 2005

Forty Six Million Dollars

Pamella Stallsmith of the Richmond-Times Dispatch looks into just how much the races cost this year.

Republican Bill Bolling, a state senator from Hanover who narrowly won the lieutenant governor's race, spent more than $3.2 million to defeat Democrat Leslie L. Byrne of Fairfax. Byrne spent about half that amount, $1.4 million.Bolling won by just over 1 percentage point. He secured 979,265 votes to Byrne's 956,906.In the attorney general race, Democrat R. Creigh Deeds, a state senator from Bath County, spent almost $3 million. He is seeking a recount of the race against Republican Del. Robert F. McDonnell of Virginia Beach. The state Board of Elections last week certified McDonnell as the winner by 323 votes out of more than 1.94 million cast. The McDonnell campaign said it spent about $6.1 million.

5 Comments:

At 12/09/2005 02:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine what would have happened if Byrne and Deeds were financially competitive with their opponents!

 
At 12/09/2005 02:53:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Good point anon.

You mean how we would have lost all 3 state-wide races?

 
At 12/09/2005 03:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TC,

Those numbers are a probably bit skewed because they take into account funds raised in the primary as well as the general.

Byrne spent much less than Bolling in the primary, and Deeds didn't have any opposition at all.

 
At 12/09/2005 04:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That should be "forty-six"...

 
At 12/11/2005 12:30:00 AM, Blogger too conservative said...

fixed...
spell check didnt catch it, and we hadnt gone over it in english class yet...

 

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