Campaign finance reports filed Monday show Democrats out-raising Republicans in several hotly contested state elections taking place in Prince William County.

Individually, Del. Hala Ayala, D-51st,  and Del. Tim Hugo, R-40th,  raised the most of any Prince William-area candidates in July and August, with Hugo raising $297,443 and Ayala raising $243,109, according to campaign finance reports released Monday. 

51st District House of Delegates race campaign contributions July-Aug 2019

Del. Hala Ayala, D-51st, who is defending her  seat from a challenge by former delegate Rich Anderson, a Republican who she unseated in 2017, raised the most of any local Democratic candidate for state office.

Ayala raised the most of any local Democrat running for reelection in 2019. She out-raised her Republican opponent, Richard Anderson, who she unseated in 2017, by nearly five-to-one. 

Del. Tim Hugo

Del. Tim Hugo, R-40th, raised more than any local candidate for state office in July and August, according to the most recent campaign finance reports.

Hugo raised more money than all but two Republican incumbents – Del. Kirk Cox, R-66th, and Del. Nick Freitas, R-30th– seeking reelection to the House of Delegates. 

Democratic candidates in six local races – for the 13th, 31st, 40th, 50th and 51st state House districts and the 13th state Senate District -- raised $1 million in July and August. That's about 30 percent more than their Republican opponents, who raised $688,000 in the same period. 

Seats in four of those districts -- the 13th, 31st, 50th and 51st -- were recently won by Democrats in 2017’s “blue wave” election that propelled Democrats to within one seat of controlling the House of Delegates and state Senate. Until 2017, most of those seats had been controlled by longtime Republican incumbents. 

13th district state house of delegates campaign contributions

Del. Danica Roem, D-13th, raised about $57,000 more than her Republican challenger Kelly McGinn in July and August.

Del. Danica Roem, D-13th, faces a challenge from Republican Kelly McGinn. 

Campaign contributions 31st District House of Delegates July-Aug 2019

Del. Elizabeth Guzman, D-31st, outraised her GOP challenger D.J. Jordan in July and August in the race for the 31st District House of Delegates seat.

Del. Elizabeth Guzman, D-31st, is being challenged by Republican D.J. Jordan. Guzman out-raised Jordan by $161,758 to $71,174 in July and August.

50th District campaign contributions, July-Aug 2019

Del. Lee Carter outraised his GOP challenger Manassas City Councilman Ian Lovejoy by about $6,000 in July and August.

Del. Lee Carter, D-50th, is facing a challenge from Manassas City Councilman Ian Lovejoy, a Republican.

Republicans are hoping to win back all four House seats in the Nov. 5 election. 

Hugo, the Republican Caucus chairman, is defending his seat against Democrat Dan Helmer. Hugo, who has represented the 40th House District since 2003, won his re-election bid in 2017 by only 99 votes. 

campaign contributions 13th state Senate district July-Aug 2019

In the open race for the 13th District state Senate seat, Del. John Bell outraised Loudoun County Supervisor Geary Higgins, a Republican, in July and August.

In Senate District 13, Loudoun County Supervisor Geary Higgins, a Republican, is battling Democratic Del. John Bell, who currently represents the 87th House district. The seat is currently held by Republican state Sen. Dick Black who is retiring at the end of this term. 

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Ddwahl

Did you forget, conveniently leave out, or did your Editor cut the information concerning the huge donations of money from DNC sources outside of Virginia? VPAP is a great research source in case you didn't know.

Omarndc72

No more wacko democrats. Move to California.

Robin Hood

Bye. Don't wait to vote here!

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