Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and former Gov. Tim Kaine out raised Republican U.S. Senate candidate and former Gov. George Allen by roughly $1 million for the fund raising reporting quarter that ended Sept. 30, according to numbers released Thursday by both campaigns.
Both candidates had their best fund raising quarters to date with Kaine bringing in $4.5 million and Allen getting $3.47 million. This brings Kaine's total fund raising this election cycle to nearly $15 million, and Allen's total to nearly $12 million.
Following an additional $3 million in ad buys earlier this week, Kaine's campaign has $1 million cash on hand.
The Kaine campaign is touting its more than 40,000 donors, including 10,000 new donors in the last six weeks, as the key to its fund raising success.
"Since we started this race more than 17 months ago, we have constantly been encouraged by the outpouring of support for Governor Kaine’s candidacy and the enthusiasm for his Virginia-based, forward thinking strategies to solve our fiscal and economic challenges," said Kaine's campaign manager Mike Henry in a press release.
Allen has $2.57 million cash on hand. The Allen campaign has not released the number of total donors who have given to the Allen effort.
“Susan and I are so encouraged by the groundswell of support our campaign is receiving from Virginians who share our vision for a better future,” Allen said in a press release. “We know that behind every donation is a story of hard work and hope that current and future generations will have the same opportunities we had growing up."