Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox raised over $2.4 million in 2018, outpacing Speaker Bill Howell’s 2016 total by over $700,000. House Republican members are entering 2019 with over $5.7 million cash on hand, approximately $2.2 million more than House Democrats.
“House Republicans had very strong fundraising in 2018, which shows that we are well-positioned to hold the majority in 2019 and beyond,” said House Republican Campaign Chairman Rob Bell. “Our strong fundraising efforts have allowed us to invest earlier than ever in our campaigns. We have already invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in our targeted races, hired staff, implemented a best-in-class data operation, and have connected with voters through a robust field program.”
House Republicans were led by Speaker Cox’s $2.4 million raised in 2018. All told, Republican Delegates raised $4.3 million in 2018 and reported $4.6 million in cash on hand entering 2019. When combined with leadership PACs, Republicans enter 2019 with a total of $5.7 million to spend. Democratic Delegates raised $3.4 million and have $3.1 million cash on hand. House Democratic leadership PACs only have $471,000 on hand, for a total of $3.5 million to spend.
Republicans raised on average $16,000 more per Delegate and have on average $29,000 more cash on hand per Delegate.