Who will Terry McAuliffe answer to if we elect him? Not Virginia.


I’ve just reviewed a list of cities and counties where Terry McAuliffe has raised money for his gubernatorial run of Virginia. After looking at this list, it’s hard for me to believe that McAuliffe will care more about Virginia than his friends who don’t live here and can’t vote for him.

Consider this: in the first quarter, McAuliffe raised:

  • More money from Orlando & Orange County, Fla. than he did in Arlington
  • More from Chicago & Cook County, Ill. than he did in Alexandria
  • More from Palm Beach County, Fla. than he did from Henrico
  • More from Philadelphia, Pa. than he did from Loudoun
  • More from Atlanta & Fulton County, Ga. than he did from Norfolk
  • More from Dallas & Dallas County, Tex. than he did from Chesterfield
  • More from Phoenix & Maricopa County, Ariz than he did from Prince William
  • More from Miami-Dade County, Fla. than he did from he did from Richmond
  • More from Fairfield County, Conn. than he did from Chesapeake
  • More from Houston & Harris County, Tex. than he did from Virginia Beach

I will say this for McAuliffe, he raised $828,117 from Fairfax County. There is not another city or county in America who was more generous to McAuliffe than Fairfax, home to 1 in 7 Virginia voters. But Washington, DC, with $742,751 in donations and Los Angeles County, Calif., with $652, 674 in donations came in a close second and third respectively. Check out McAuliffe’s report from as analyzed by the Virginia Public Access Project for details.

When you look at McAuliffe’s report, only 6 of his top 20 localities are in Virginia.  Call me crazy, but I think that Bob McDonnell, Creigh Deeds and Brian Moran can raise the money they need from Virginians because they live here. They’ve spent their lives in public service to Virginia.

If Terry McAuliffe had any history in Virginia, he wouldn’t have had to raise 82 percent of his campaign funds from somewhere else.

Virginia, we can do better.

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p.s. I’ve also posted this entry on my Daily Kos page. (I’m still trying to figure out that system… not the easiest to use and way too many rules.)
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7 responses to “Who will Terry McAuliffe answer to if we elect him? Not Virginia.

  1. tdankmyer

    Someone should look at Moran’s this way too. I doubt it even close to the amount of out of state donations. But I am still interested.

  2. V

    ” * More money from Orlando & Orange County, Fla. than he did in Arlington
    * More from Chicago & Cook County, Ill. than he did in Alexandria
    * More from Palm Beach County, Fla. than he did from Henrico
    * More from Philadelphia, Pa. than he did from Loudoun
    * More from Atlanta & Fulton County, Ga. than he did from Norfolk
    * More from Dallas & Dallas County, Tex. than he did from Chesterfield
    * More from Phoenix & Maricopa County, Ariz than he did from Prince William
    * More from Miami-Dade County, Fla. than he did from he did from Richmond
    * More from Fairfield County, Conn. than he did from Chesapeake
    * More from Houston & Harris County, Tex. than he did from Virginia Beach”

    Dang, FV, you stole the press release right out from under the Deeds or Moran campaign!

  3. blake e

    After a few strong candidates over the last few years, I think Virginia’s democratic party is in bad shape heading toward the election.

    Deeds and Moran have done nothing to really stand out or show why they can/should become governor.

    McAuliffe, is so obviously flawed that if he does manage to buy the nomination, he will be beat like a pinata by McDonnell. He will win anti-McDonnell votes and the voters that will take any Democrat, but i expect a majority of people that would vote for him dont really want him as our governor.

    And McDonnell is one of the better candidates the GOP has produced in Virginia, however, he has done nothing to win my vote.

    Unfortunately, i think a lot of democrats and independents will just stay at home for this one. Honestly, in a McAul-McDon election, I’ll probably opt out as well.

  4. Blue Virginian

    A couple of major flaws in your criticism:

    1. Each of the places you list is a major city… then you compare it to a county in Virginia. For example, Orange County/Orlando has 5 times as many people as Arlington. Dallas has 8 times as many people as Chesterfield. Cook County has 37 times the number of people as Alexandria.

    2. McAuliffe raised a lot of money outside Virginia, but still raised more in Virginia than his rivals.

  5. fakevirginian

    Not only has McAuliffe raised more from small donors and from within Virginia than Moran or Deeds, he’s also lived in Virginia for 20 years.

    Baseless smear is baseless.

  6. v

    Again, a great post, but be sure to hang around dailykos for the comments, we missed you. Anyway, we gotta beat him because the Republicans will tear him apart:

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