Record Setting Fundraising Pace

In an hour, fundraising reports are going to be released to the public, and I wanted to take this opportunity to share some good news with you beforehand.  I am excited to announce that in the last fundraising period we raised $269,842 bringing our 2016 total to a record-setting $701,804.
GraphFundraising.jpgBecause of the generosity of supporters like you, total money raised has outpaced the campaigns of previous Republican candidates for Attorney General, including Kilgore (in 2000), McDonnell (in 2004), Cuccinelli (in 2008), and Obenshain (in 2012) in the year prior to the election.

I cannot express how much these contributions mean to me.  Beyond the obvious financial impact, it confirms for me that we are doing the right thing and that people want to see the Office of the Attorney General returned to its rightful place in Virginia’s government.  Because of your generosity and our record-setting fundraising pace, we have had the resources to run a strong, competitive campaign.

Over the past year, donors have included many of the most prominent lawyers in the country—a former United States Attorney General; White House Counsels to Presidents Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush; Attorneys General from other states; Constitutional Law professors; dozens of former Supreme Court Clerks for Justices Thomas, Scalia, Rehnquist, and Alito; and many of Virginia’s most prominent attorneys. Additionally, the list includes many of Virginia’s most well-regarded business leaders.

I am confident that we are in a great position to continue this momentum in 2017 as we focus on earning the nomination and defeating Mark Herring in November.  The fact remains that Mark Herring has spent his first three years in office advancing his own political agenda instead of representing the Commonwealth.  We cannot afford four more years of the hyper-partisanship that he brings to the table.

As a first time candidate, I am truly humbled by your friendship, support, and generosity.  I promise to remain true to my convictions and principles by running on a strong message of returning the rule of law to our system of government and ensuring that you, the voters, have an Attorney General who respects the Constitution and fights to uphold the laws of Virginia.

I look forward to continuing to earn your support and hope you will get involved today by volunteering for our campaign and connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you again for a great 2016.  Let’s make 2017 the year that we turn Virginia red again!