Originally in Leesburg Today

Jill McCabe, the Democratic nominee for the state Senate’s 13th District, was tops in campaign fundraising in Loudoun County for the most recent reporting period.

McCabe, who is challenging Republican Sen. Richard H. Black, raised $99,447 between April 1 and May 27, state records show. That was more than any other candidate on November’s ballot in Loudoun.

The total also was the ninth-most money raised by any Senate candidate in the Old Dominion, according to the Virginia Public Access Project, a Richmond-based nonprofit that tracks money in politics.

“The incredible and consistent support I have received shows that there is a real need for change in our community,” McCabe said in a prepared statement. “It’s time to focus on growing our economy, protecting world-class schools and improving transportation. Our financial and grassroots supporters have sent a message loud and clear: Families in our area deserve common-sense leadership in Richmond.”

The hopeful received donations of $10,000 from the Brambleton Group LLC and $250 from Leesburg Town Councilman David S. Butler, according to her campaign filing.

Black brought in $57,340 between April 1 and May 27. That included $3,000 from Paul Breaux, owner of Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville, who has donated to several candidates this year, according to state and local filings. Breaux also gave Black’s campaign $624 worth of wine.

Alhough the veteran lawmaker didn’t raise as much money during the reporting period as McCabe, he had more than $100,000 more on hand May 27 than she did: $241,802 to $137,315.

Del. Thomas A. “Tag” Greason (R-32) raised the second-most money among Loudoun candidates from April 1 to May 27: $81,514.

The total also was third-highest among delegate hopefuls statewide, according to VPAP.

It included $10,000 from the Brambleton Group LLC, $5,000 from Del. J. Randall Minchew (R-10) and $1,000 from the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s political-action committee.

And while some candidates listed E-ZPass toll expenses on campaign-finance forms, Greason and Sen. Barbara A. Favola (D-31) each received $500 contributions during the reporting period from Toll Road Investors Partnership II, which owns and operates the Dulles Greenway. Favola is an Arlington County Democrat whose district includes part of Loudoun.

Greason’s Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Miller, raised $30,981 from April 1 to May 27, including $250 from former House of Delegates Minority Leader Ward Armstrong and $165 from McCabe’s campaign.

She had $67,328 on hand to Greason’s $112,954.

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