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Democrats outraise Republican opponents in Virginia

Kaine has raised $20 million, while Stewart has raised about $2 million

RICHMOND, Va. – New campaign finance reports show Virginia Democrats in key congressional races have outraised their Republicans opponents.

Reports filed late Monday show Sen. Tim Kaine and Democratic candidates in key U.S. House races each raised more than their opponents in the third quarter.

Kaine raised $2.4 million compared to Republican Corey Stewart's $1 million. Overall, Kaine has raised $20 million for his re-election bid, while Stewart has raised about $2 million.

Democrats are hopeful they can win four U.S. House seats currently held by Republicans. In each of those districts, Democrats raised more money last quarter than their Republican opponents.

In some cases, quite a lot more. Democrat Abigail Spanberger raised $3.6 million compared to Republican Rep. Dave Brat's $1 million in a Richmond-area House contest.

In the U.S. House races in our area, In Virginia's 5th District race, Democrat Leslie Cockburn has raised $2,435,651 to Republican Denver Riggleman's $912,564, according to the Virginia Public Access Project.

In Virginia's 6th District race, Republican Ben Cline has raised $1,120,116 to Democrat Jennifer Lewis' $72,778, according to the Virginia Public Access Project.

In Virginia's 9th District race, Republican Morgan Griffith has raised $1,013,640 to Democrat Anthony Flaccavento's $819,485, according to the Virginia Public Access Project.