Democrats and Republicans Almost Even In Campaign Money

September 18, 2007

New campaign finance reports show that Democrats and Republicans are almost even with raising money for next year's pivotal state Senate races.

Democratic Senate candidates have raised about $1.85 million during the months of July and August, while Republican candidates took in
about $1.73 million.

Right now Republicans hold a four seat advantage in the 40-member Senate, and Democrats believe the November 6 elections give them a chance to take those four seats and hold a Senate majority for the first
time in 12 years.

Both parties are fighting over Senate control because it's the last Senate election before 2011 reapportionment of legislative and
Congressional districts. The majority parties can redraw the districts to lock in their advantages for another decade.

The heaviest fundraising during the normally slow midsummer months came in the targeted races, most of them in northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.

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