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Timothy M. Kaine (D) outraised Senate foe George Allen (R) once again the second quarter of the year, but the Republican ended June with more money in the bank than the Democrat because Kaine has already put down cash for an extensive fall television blitz.
Kaine will report to the Federal Election Commission raising $3 million from April through June, with $2.7 million left on hand at the end of the quarter. Allen’s campaign will report taking in $2 million, with $3.3 million in the bank.
While Allen did have more money in the bank as of June 30, Kaine has already shelled out $3.5 million for television air time. Allen has reserved $3.4 million worth of time but has not actually spent the money yet. Allen has already made what his campaign called a “six-figure buy” to begin airing his “Virginia Voices” TV ads.
Kaine has consistently outraised Allen since he stepped down as Democratic National Committee chairman to enter the contest to succeed retiring Sen. James Webb (D). “Since the start of this campaign, we have seen extraordinary grassroots support for Governor Kaine’s commitment to work together in Washington to create opportunities and improve the lives of all Virginians, and this quarter was no exception,” said Kaine spokeswoman Brandi Hoffine.
In his own campaign statement, Allen said: “Each day people from every region of Virginia are joining our dedicated grassroots team, and we’re encouraged by the strong growth in supporters who gave us our largest fundraising quarter of the campaign.”