Democrats lifted 78% more than Republicans in seven reverse seats at Virginia House – Ballotpedia News
Elections for the 100 seats of the Virginia House of Delegates took place on November 2, 2021. The Democrats lost their majority in the hemicycle. The Republicans regained their majority, winning 52 seats against 48 for the Democrats. Seven seats changed hands following this year’s elections. In those seats, Democrats raised $ 12.3 million and Republicans raised $ 5.4 million between January 1, 2020 and November 25, 2021.
In all of these districts, the Democratic candidate raised more money than the Republican candidate. The district with the largest difference in fundraising was District 91 (166%) and the district with the smallest difference in fundraising was District 12 (48%).
Before the election, Democrats held 55 seats and Republicans 45 seats. There were 93 districts with a Democratic and Republican candidate on the ballot. It was the first electoral cycle since 1999 with Democrats defending a majority in the House.
Fundraising in seats that changed party hands
District 12 – $ 2,751,364.52
Ballard received 55.2 percent of the vote and Hurst received 44.4 percent.
District 28 – $ 3,542,970.39
Durant received 51.0% of the vote and Cole 48.8%.
District 63 – $ 1,776,979.15
Taylor received 51.1% of the vote and Aird 48.8%.
District 75 – $ 2,417,257.41
Wachsmann received 52.6% of the vote and Tyler 47.3%.
District 83 – $ 3,099,477.32
Anderson received 51.3 percent of the vote and Guy 48.7 percent.
District 85 – $ 3,365,580.81
Greenhalgh received 50.2% of the vote and Askew 49.7%.
District 91 – $ 716,551.91
Cordoza received 49.4% of the vote and Mugler 49.0%.
The above data is based on campaign finance reports that Virginia’s Active Candidates Political Action Committees (Candidate PACs) submitted to the Virginia Department of Elections. It includes a fundraising activity between January 1, 2020 and November 25, 2021. PAC candidates represent individuals who have stood for a state or local position at any time, including past and present office holders. . This article does not include non-candidate PACs.
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