BY WESLEY P. HESTER
How’s GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s fundraising faring in Virginia?
Not too shabby, according to new numbers.
In the month of June, Romney’s national campaign, state committee and the Republican National Committee raised more than $3 million from more than 17,500 Virginia donors, according to campaign officials.
The $3 million from the key swing state was part of a huge fundraising month for Romney Victory effort, which brought in $106 million nationally, dwarfing President Barack Obama’s $71 million haul.
No Virginia-specific fundraising numbers for June were immediately available from the Obama campaign.
Obama certainly holds the edge in Virginia spending, however.
As the Washington Post’s Chris Cilizza reported yesterday, Obama has spent $11 million on TV ads in Virginia while Romney has spent less than $3 million for Romney.
But Republican Super PACs and other outside conservative groups are helping to make up the difference, having spent about $7 million on presidential ads in the state.