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Youngkin leads McAuliffe in campaign cash on hand

Election Day is Nov. 2, and all signs indicate the closely watched race is competitive.

RICHMOND, Va. — Author's note: The video above is on file from Oct. 12, 2021.

During the first three weeks of October, Republican candidate for Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin outraised Democrat Terry McAuliffe, while McAuliffe outspent Youngkin. 

That's according to campaign finance reports compiled by the nonpartisan Virginia Public Access Project. 

Youngkin closed out the period with a nearly $6 million cash-on-hand advantage. The two candidates have already blown past fundraising records from previous Virginia gubernatorial elections. 

They’ve raised a combined $117 million through Oct. 21, nearly double the haul of the second-highest fundraising total in the past 20 years. 

Election Day is Nov. 2, and all signs indicate the closely watched race is competitive.