Posts Tagged Campaign Finances

Following The Money From High-Interest Lenders To Lawmakers

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LoanMax is the most generous high-interest leader lender, giving about $350,000 this election cycle. (Credit: Michael Pope)

Companies that offer high-interest loans are fighting back against efforts to reform their industry, and part of that effort involves writing checks to political campaigns. Michael Pope reports.

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Does More Money Lead to More Competitive House of Delegates Races?

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Republicans and Democrats are both targeting certain races for the House of Delegates this year, hoping to invest in retaining seats or in some cases flipping them to the other side. Michael Pope reports.

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When It Comes to Cash on Hand, State Republicans Hold a Significant Advantage

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Delegate Chris Jones (R-Suffolk) has $700,000 in his campaign account. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

All the buzz this year in the election for House of Delegates has been with the Democrats, who are eager to capitalize on uneasiness with President Trump. But, as Michael Pope reports, most of the money is with the Republicans.

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Fundraising Numbers Paint a Competitive Picture of Virginia’s Gubernatorial Race

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New fundraising numbers in the race for governor show a hotly competitive race with some candidates raising large amounts of campaign cash. Reporter Michael Pope is digging into the numbers.

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Candidates’ Free-Flowing Campaign Cash May Soon Be No More

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Delegate Marcus Simon, D-Fairfax, wants to close a lingering campaign finance loophole. (Credit: Steve Helber / AP)

Virginia is known for its lax campaign finance laws, a quirk in the state code that led to former Governor Bob McDonnell’s high-profile corruption trial. While that case led to changes in the state’s ethics laws, one loophole is still open. As Michael Pope reports, it’s become a hot topic on the campaign trail.

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