Deeds outraises Hudson for Senate District 11

In another race between two Democrats fighting for a safe seat, Delegate Sally Hudson opted to not seek another term but instead sought a challenge with Senator Creigh Deeds for the new Senate District 11. The new boundaries cover all of Charlottesville and Albemarle County as well as Amherst County and Nelson County. 

Creigh Deeds had a starting balance of $293,131 as of January 1, 2023. His campaign raised $238,877 in cash from 392 donors with 215 of those over the $100 threshold to be identified.  There are six contributions of $10,000 including one from the Clean Virginia Fund. Deeds spent $109,106 in the period including a $15,000 contribution to the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus. Deeds had a balance of $422,902 as of March 31, 2023.

Sally Hudson began the year with $149,701 and raised $78,324 from a total of 344 donors. Eighty-one of them exceeded the $100 threshold including a $20,000 contribution from Ted Weschler. Her campaign spent $88,839 and reported $7,302 in in-kind expenses. Hudson closed the period out with $139,383 in the bank.

Republican candidate Phillip Hamilton raised $1,550 from six donors in the first quarter and had another $30 in in-kind donations. He spent $1,040 and had a balance of $509. 

Independent J’riah Guerrero raised no money and spent no money in the period. 

The next reporting deadline is June 12 for activity between April 1 and June 8. 

Before you go: The time to write and research of this article is covered by paid subscribers to Charlottesville Community Engagement. In fact, this particular installment comes from the April 18, 2023 edition of the program as part of a segment from the latest campaign finance reports that were due on April 15. This and other stories from this day were produced by data made readily available by the Virginia Public Access Project.

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