President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are neck-and-neck in the race both for Virginians’ votes and, the latest data show, their cash.
Obama outraised Romney in Virginia in April among itemized donors contributing $200 or more, according to the Virginia Public Access Project, pulling in $483,000 to the former Massachusetts governor’s $332,000. But Romney still holds a narrow lead of $3.3 million versus $3.2 million among such donors this election cycle.
VPAP’s analysis, which uses data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, does not include smaller, unitemized donations. But it still provides a helpful window into just how much financial support the two candidates are pulling from a key swing state.
VPAP also has an updated Zip code map of the state showing each contender’s areas of fundraising strength.