A report issued by the Virginia Public Access Project indicates Democrat hopeful for United States Senate, Tim Kaine, is taking a high percentage of campaign contributions from out of state donors. The VPAP report shows Kaine collecting $3,806,003 from individual donors outside of Virginia. This adds to speculation of outside influence on the campaign of Tim Kaine.
The Republican front runner for U.S. Senate, former Governor George Allen, reported a definite counter to Kaine's outside leanings. The VPAP report shows Allen has raised 40 cents out of every dollar from individuals in Virginia. He raised 50% more funds from Virginians than Kaine. Kaine raised more than 50 cents of every dollar from out of state donors. VPAP clearly shows Allen receiving a total of $2,491,953 from in state donors.
Governor Allen also trumps his GOP challengers with fund raising. According to VPAP, Allen has raised a total of $6,137,826 for his campaign for U.S. Senate. The other GOP challengers trail significantly with Jamie Radtke reporting $707,510, E.W. Jackson with $93,379 and Delegate Bob Marshall reporting $32,626. Allen's campaign war chest will serve him well as the election gathers momentum.
Source: Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) and Center for Responsive Politics