State Delegate Sam Rasoul D-Roanoke says he raised a little more than $630K during the first quarter of 2021 in his campaign for lieutenant governor. This brings the total raised in his campaign to more than $1.2 million from 2,200 individual donors, leaving him just shy of having $1 million cash on hand.

“I am running for Lieutenant Governor to prove there is a better way to connect and to win in Virginia,” Rasoul said Thursday. “That’s why every dollar into our campaign is from individuals only. It’s why the first question our volunteers ask on the phone is, “How can we help you?” And it’s why I’ve dedicated staff capacity to supporting down-ballot Democrats through the Impact Center. We are out to prove that lifting up others is not just the right thing to do, but it’s also how to build trust and gain support.”

In addition to using the money for his LG campaign, Rasoul is committed to helping progressive candidates through his ‘Impact Center.’ A spokesperson for his campaign said that he has given money to seven down-ballot candidates.

Rasoul is seeking the nomination in a crowded field of seven other Democrats. He is the only lieutenant governor candidate that has announced a fundraising total at this point. The deadline is midnight tonight for all campaigns to turn in their data.

The Virginia Public Access Project will have the first batch of campaign finance results at 6 p.m., followed by the full reports being released Friday morning.

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