Obenshain’s June Fundraising in Context
Jerry Kilgore (2001): $255,318
Don McEachin (2001): $140,415
Bob McDonnell (2005): $178,475
Creigh Deeds (2005): $151,035
Ken Cuccinelli (2009): $291,704 (previous record)
Steve Shannon (2009): $284,733
Mark Obenshain (2013): $479,916
Obenshain is running a steady on message and aggressive campaign. He is working hard and getting the job done. While the left is busy tying Cuccinelli to a falling governor, and trying to call a refreshingly honest African American extreme, they have largely left Obenshain to steadily become the best bet of the three to win.
While we need all three to win, recent court decisions make the Attorney General office a crucial office for defending conservative laws. In light of the Supreme Court’s Prop 8 ruling, an Attorney General who refuses to defend a law in court almost insures the law will be struck down.
Obenshain is a principled conservative who unites the party and is working hard to win in November. This historic fundraising is yet another encouraging sign from a very well run campaign.
Almost equally amazing is the LG race. As the “extreme” candidate, and a political neophyte running against a veteran state senator, Jackson was supposed to be the one blown out of the water. Instead Jackson is neck and neck with Northam.
Northam has $106,184 COH while Jackson has $90,025. While many have worried that Jackson would crater in the general election, running neck and neck with Northam should be an encouraging sign of what could be a November surprise.