Once again, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Timothy M. Kaine has out-raised Republican opponent George Allen.
Marking his best fundraising period to date, Kaine brought in $4.5 million in the quarter that ended Sept. 31, according to his campaign. Allen also had his best quarter to date with a haul of $3.47 million — more than a $1 million short of Kaine’s total.
The strong quarter brings Kaine’s total to $15 million since entering the race early last year. Allen has raised nearly $12 million.
Kaine’s campaign holds $1 million in cash on hand for the final weeks of the campaign after a recent $3 million ad buy. To date, the campaign has spent $7.5 million on advertising compared to $5 million in TV and radio air time reserved by the Allen camp. Allen enters the homestretch with almost $2.6 million in his war chest.
The Kaine campaign has been touting the fact that it has received donations from 40,000 individual donors, including 10,000 in the last six weeks. The Allen campaign has released no similar figures.
Recent polls have shown Kaine having developed a lead over Allen after more than a year of running neck-and-neck.