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Cuccinelli Begins 2013 With $1.1 Million on Hand

This afternoon, Virginia state attorney general Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign for governor filed its end-of-year finance report with the State Board of Elections, covering the last six months of 2012.

Total contributions: $1,074,097

Cash on hand: $1,178,624.57

Number of individual contributions: 4,383

Number of contributions under $100: 3,021

Statement from Ken Cuccinelli:

As we enter 2013, I continue to focus on the issues that matter most to the Commonwealth — creating new jobs, growing our economy, and expanding economic opportunity for all Virginians. These are the issues that I have worked hard to defend as Attorney General and will continue to advance in the years ahead. The broad base of support that I have received so far is reflective of the investment thousands of Virginians have made in my campaign. I want to take this opportunity to thank them all for their continued support. My campaigns have always relied on local Virginians to propel us to victory. My campaign for governor is no exception.

Here’s the problem for Cuccinelli:  His Democratic opponent, former DNC chair Terry McAuliffe, stands as one of the all-time great political fundraisers. Four years ago, McAuliffe spent a whopping $68.25 for each of his 84,640 votes in Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, or $5,776,922.

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