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

Incumbent Chris Hurst (D) raised $ 1,703,629 and Jason ballard (R) raised $ 1,047,735.

Ballard received 55.2 percent of the vote and Hurst received 44.4 percent.

District 28 – $ 3,542,970.39

Incumbent Joshua Cole (D) raised $ 2,430,940 and Tara Durant (R) raised $ 1,112,030.

Durant received 51.0% of the vote and Cole 48.8%.

District 63 – $ 1,776,979.15

Incumbent Lashrecse Aird (D) raised $ 1,509,705 and Kim taylor (R) raised $ 267,273.

Taylor received 51.1% of the vote and Aird 48.8%.

District 75 – $ 2,417,257.41

Incumbent Roz tyler (D) raised $ 1,514,495 and H. Otto Wachsmann Jr. (R) raised $ 902,762.

Wachsmann received 52.6% of the vote and Tyler 47.3%.

District 83 – $ 3,099,477.32

Incumbent Nancy Guy (D) raised $ 2,175,443 and Tim anderson (R) raised $ 924,034.

Anderson received 51.3 percent of the vote and Guy 48.7 percent.

District 85 – $ 3,365,580.81

Incumbent Alex askew (D) raised $ 2,310,631 and Karen greenhalgh (R) raised $ 1,054,949.

Greenhalgh received 50.2% of the vote and Askew 49.7%.

District 91 – $ 716,551.91

Incumbent Martha mugler (D) raised $ 654,344, Aijalon Cordoza (R) raised $ 60,330, and Charles West (L) raised $ 1,877.

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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