RICHMOND, VA – 2017 Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie today reported $3.2 million cash-on-hand, nearly doubling reports by Ralph Northam ($1.75 million) for the second consecutive public reporting period. The Gillespie campaign further reported raising $1.8 million in the month of June.
“Cathy and I are so grateful for the broad support our campaign has earned,” said Gillespie. “Virginians are enthusiastic about our positive, policy-focused message, and this strong financial support will help me to continue sharing our vision across the Commonwealth.”
“We had three goals in the primary: 1. Win; 2. Don’t change as Ralph Northam did; and 3. Stockpile our cash so we can bring Ed’s positive vision to the voters of our Commonwealth right out of the gate in the general election,” said Campaign Chairman Pete Snyder. “I’m thrilled to say we’ve accomplished all three and the benefits of that hard work is very clear today. Our campaign is in a strong position, while our opponent has fallen far out of the political mainstream. We’ll continue raising the resources necessary to beat the Lieutenant Governor in November and bring conservative leadership back to Richmond.”
Speaking about the announcement, Finance Chair Nancy Dye said, “As Ralph Northam refuses to participate in a rigorous debate schedule and hides from voters, our campaign is running on all cylinders. Ed Gillespie is working tirelessly every day to share his substantive policies with Virginians, and there is no question the momentum for Ed’s campaign is building. That’s exactly what’s reflected in this report.”