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Campaigns Exceed $350,000

<hd>Campaign Totals Exceeds $350,000

<bt>As the race for the 34th state Senate District and the 35th delegate District enters its final days, the money continues to come in.

As of Sept. 30, campaign contributions total $367,541 for the 34th state Senate District race and $386,464 for the 35th delegate District race, according to the Web site of the Virginia Public Access Project.

In her bid for the 34th state Senate District race, Del. Jeannemarie Devolites (R-35th) has raised $269,993 as of Sept. 30, with $14,772 from Republican leadership or candidate committees, $14,300 coming from donors who classified their occupation as “information technology,” $7,100 from lobbyists, $5,500 from those in the defense field, and $5,250 from real-estate developers.

Democrat Ron Christian has raised $97,548, with $17,054 coming from donors who classified their occupation as “unknown,” $13,387 from Democrat state and local committees, $10,000 from information technology, $8,748 from Democrat leadership or candidate committees, and $4,626 from attorneys or law firms.

For the 35th delegate District race, Republican candidate Rob McDowell raised $163,379 as of Sept. 30, with $64,050 coming from Republican leadership and candidate committees, $10,785 from attorneys or law firms, $6,230 from donors who classified their occupation as “in telecommunications,” $5,900 from lobbyists and $5,050 from telephone carriers within the telecommunications field.

Democrat candidate Steve Shannon raised $223,085, with $45,325 coming from attorneys or law firms, $19,450 from Democrat leadership or candidate committees, $16,560 from donors who classified their occupation as “in the software field of information technology,” $14,710 from candidate self-financing, and $9,242 from Realtors.

<1b>--By Joanna Franco