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A newsletter of the Virginia Public Access Project
Spring 2015
At VPAP, We Treat Every Day Like Election Day
Precincts Reporting: 2,557 of 2,557 (100.00%)
Mark Warner (D)
1,073,565 49.15%
Ed Gillespie (R)
1,055,896 48.34%
Election Day
(1.7 million hits)
Typical Day
(39,000 hits)
On Election Night, early returns suggested
a possible U.S. Senate upset that few saw
Just as public interest soared, the State
Department of Elections website went down.
Fortunately, people who tuned to
were able to follow the returns throughout
the night.
One person tweeted, “Once again,
@vpapupdates proves that it's truly
Public interest peaks on Election Day, but
the nonpartisan Virginia Public Access
Project connects Virginians with fact-based
information about politics 365 days a year.
VPAP weaves together publicly available data
– campaign contributions, demographics,
lobbyist registrations, and legislation. But
VPAP is more than a compilation of facts.
What makes VPAP unique is its fiercely
nonpartisan approach. We don’t have a dog
in any fight. Our singular focus is to foster
transparency and provide a window into
Virginia politics.
In an era of cynicism, VPAP holds to the oldfashioned belief that if you provide people
with unbiased information that’s easy
to understand, they can reach their own
That’s why one Virginia newspaper called a “remarkable cyberplace” where
“voters can learn more about politicians
than listening to their stump speeches.”
For us, Election Night is the Super Bowl and
World Series combined. That’s why we spend
weeks planning for the big night. We design
maps and graphics that make the results easy
to follow. We make sure our systems are
robust enough to handle an exponential spike
in traffic. But we couldn’t have expected what
happened on Nov. 4.
The plan was to display results from a data
feed updated throughout the night by the
State Department of Elections. The stakes
were raised when a technical glitch prevented
the elections agency from showing the results
on its own website. That left as the
only place where the official results could
be seen by the public. Aside from a 15 to
20-minute period when our own servers
briefly struggled, we were there providing
real-time updates all night long.
We crammed a month’s worth of traffic into a
24-hour period (see charts).
With the eyes of political observers across
the nation focused narrowly on the results in
Virginia, VPAP was there as the lead shifted
in what turned out to be the closest Senate
race in the country. ■
Election Traffic at
Typical Day Election Day
Site Hits
1.7 million
Site Visits
Why I Love VPAP
VPAP is THE source for reliable, timely information about
Virginia politics.
- Elizabeth Hooper
Director of State Relations, Virginia Tech
Engaging Citizens in Politics
Someone once observed that democracy would work better if everyone read the newspaper each evening.
Mission Statement
The nonprofit Virginia Public Access Project
connects Virginians to nonpartisan information
about Virginia politics in easily understood ways.
Board of Directors
Larry Roberts (Chair)
Venable LLP
Jay Smith (Vice Chair/Secretary)
Capital Results
Bill Wilson (Treasurer)
Retired, Div. of Legislative Automated Systems
Jeff Britt
McGuireWoods Consulting
Leslie Cheek III
Retired Attorney/Lobbyist
Aneesh Chopra
Hunch Analytics
The catch, of course, is that evening papers died out a generation
ago. But the need for an informed electorate has never been more
This goal – engaged citizens – is the passion that drives us at the nonpartisan Virginia Public Access Project.
VPAP connects Virginians with nonpartisan information about politics and government.
We accomplish this through free tools designed for the way people consume information today:
• VaNews: A daily compilation of newspaper articles about state and local politics read
by more than 6,000 opinion leaders around Virginia.
• A website that weaves together campaign finance disclosures, election results, lobbyist filings, and other public documents.
What sets VPAP apart is our fierce commitment to nonpartisanship. Our goal is to compile
information grounded in facts and to present it in a dispassionate way that encourages people
to reach their own conclusions.
Our board includes Republicans and Democrats who rally around the idea that our government works best when Virginians have access to a trusted set of facts.
We believe that sentiment will never go out of style.
Margaret Edds
Retired Journalist
William Fralin
Medical Facilities of America
David Poole, VPAP Executive Director
Missy Neff Gould
The Nature Conservancy
Chuck James
Williams Mullen
Jeff Merriman
Albert Pollard
Consultant, Sawmill Manufacturer
Nicole Riley
National Federation of Independent Business
Ann Rust
Office of U.S. Sen. Mark Warner
Cal Whitehead
Whitehead Consulting LLC
Executive Director: David M. Poole
Director of Development: Ric Arenstein
Content Coordinator: Jared Calfee
VPAP Appoints New Board Members
The nonprofit, nonpartisan Virginia Public Access Project has elected four new members to
three-year terms on its Board of Directors.
Jeff Britt
Britt is a vice president at McGuireWoods Consulting. His political background includes two statewide campaigns for former Attorney General
Jerry Kilgore. Britt is the immediate past chairman of the VPAP Young
Associates. Jeff was born in Petersburg and raised in Prince George.
Leslie Cheek iii
Cheek is a retired casualty insurance lawyer/lobbyist active in local and state
conservation politics. He is currently a member of the board of directors of
the Virginia League of Conservation Voters and an at-large member of the
Fauquier County Republican Committee. Born and raised in Richmond,
Cheek lives on a horse farm near Warrenton.
Marketing Director: Katy Johnstone Hurtz
Database Administrator: Ben Sweet
The Virginia Public Access Project
Phone: (804) 353-4300
501 East Franklin Street, Suite 403
Richmond, VA 23219
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1472, Richmond, VA 23218
The Virginia Public Access Project is a 501-c-3 tax-exempt
corporation. All donations to VPAP are deductible on federal
taxes to the full extent of the law. Federal ID 54-1825691.
Margaret Edds
Edds worked more than 30 years as a political reporter and later an editorial writer for The Virginian-Pilot. She is the author of several books,
including An Expendable Man: The Near Execution of Earl Washington Jr. and
Claiming the Dream: The Victorious Campaign of Douglas Wilder of Virginia.
Margaret lives in Richmond.
ChucK James
James is a partner at Williams Mullen, where he has a white-collar and
investigations practice. He served as chief deputy under Attorney General
Ken Cuccinelli. His prior legal work includes a six-year stint as an assistant
U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. Chuck lives in Chesterfield
VPAP Visualization:
2014 VPAP Financial results
Meals, Gifts &
Revenues: $435,017
Reported by Legislators
May Event: $173,400
Annual Fund: $119,604
VaNews: $51,240
Candidates: $20,200
Fee Services: $16,500
Newspapers: $29,075
Grants: $25,000
Events/Marketing: $28,901
Professional Services: $15,772
Note: Expenditures exceeded revenue due to one-time
charges for website redesign.
All donations to the Virginia Public Access Project are tax-deductible. Audited financial reports are available at the Virginia
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs. Annual Form 990 tax returns available at
Change in total value of gifts reported by legislators in
2013 and 2014, by gift type
• Keep up with how people consume information
• Present complex data in simple, visual ways
As with the last major redesign in 2008, the new is an adjustment for those
who had been comfortable with the previous version.
Early reviews are decidedly mixed, particularly from some in lobbying and political
circles. Feedback has helped us make some positive adjustments.
We are constantly striving to improve the site, and we encourage you to contact
us with questions, problems, or suggestions. VPAP is proud to be your window into
Virginia politics. We look forward to exceeding your expectations. ■
Call us at (804) 353-4300 or email [email protected]
Why I Love VPAP
VPAP breaks down barriers so anyone – not just politicos – can
make sense of Virginia politics.
- Alexsis Rodgers
Communications Director, Virginia21
Gift Items
• Reach a broader audience
Overseas Trips
The new design meets three objectives of a strategic plan adopted last year by the
Board of Directors:
In December, we unveiled a new look that makes our site function better on a phone
and provides more visualizations.
Meetings, Travel
More Mobile-Friendly and Visual
Rent, Overhead: $20,457
Air Transportation
Technology: $81,500
Personnel: $342,681
Change in number of gifts reported by legislators
from 2013 to 2014
Theatre, Music,
Shows, Galas
Expenditures: $490,030
4% 3%
The Virginia Public Access Project is a nonprofit
that relies on support from its users. VPAP would
like to thank the following financial contributors.
2014 Supporters
$600 - $699
Appalachian Power Company
Sandra C. Canada
Loren W. Hershey
SunTrust Foundation
Thompson Hospitality
Virginia Beer Wholesalers
Virginia Dental Association
Virginia Education Association
Virginia Municipal League
Virginia Trial Lawyers
Associated Distributors/The
Charmer Sunbelt Group
Frank B. Bradley III
R. Bruce Bradley
Charlottesville Tomorrow
C. Daniel Clemente
CSX Corporation
William H. Fralin Jr.
W. Heywood Fralin
Robert T. Hall Jr.
James W. Hazel
Georgia H. Herbert
Nick & Mary Lynn Kotz
Suzann W. Matthews
Northern Virginia
Association of Realtors
Northern Virginia Building
Industry Association
Northern Virginia
Technology Council
Praxis Foundation
Reed Smith LLP
Richard S. Reynolds III*
Riverside Health System
Lawrence Roberts*
Gilbert Rosenthal
Sally & Walter Rugaber
Gary R. Thomson
Jim & Barbara Ukrop
University of Virginia
Virginia Beverage
Virginia Chamber of
Virginia Credit Union League
Virginia Mainstream Project
Virginia Wine Wholesalers
The Virginian-Pilot
John D. Whitlock
Ed Yates
AARP Virginia
Advantus Strategies
Alliance Group
Judith C. Anderson
Boehringer Ingelheim
Check Into Cash of Virginia
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Community Associations
Council of Independent
Colleges in Virginia
Danville Regional Medical Center
Fairfax County Chamber of
Farmers Insurance Group
George Mason University
Health Diagnostic Laboratory
Hefty & Wiley
Hillbridge Group
Newport News Shipbuilding
PWHD Consulting
Range Resources
Universal Leaf Tobacco
The Vectre Corporation
Virginia Bar Association
Virginia Farm Bureau
Virginia League of
Conservation Voters
Virginia Natural Gas
Virginia Oil & Gas Association
Virginia Society of CPAs
Virginia Society of Eye
Physicians & Surgeons
Whitehead Consulting LLC
College of William & Mary
Alpha Natural Resources
Altria Client Services
Edward H. Rice
Marvin W. Gilliam Jr.
Ivan Jecklin
Steve Nash
John M. Toups
Virginia Automobile Dealers Association*
M. Dendy Young
Matthew Calkins
Capital Results
McGuireWoods Consulting
Medical Society of Virginia
Newtown Building Supplies
Mark Ohrstrom
Old Dominion Electric
Smithfield Foods
Virginia Hospital &
Healthcare Association
Williams Mullen
Albert J. Dwoskin Jr.
William A. Olson
Virginia Association of
Virginia Press Association
Earle C. Williams
Bryan E. Kornblau
Micron Technology
Northern Virginia Electric
Dawn & Stuart Siegel
Mark R. Warner
Alcalde & Fay
Apartment & Office Building
Bon Secours Virginia
Columbia Gas of Virginia
Consol Energy
Eckert Seamans
Enterprise Holdings
Genworth Financial
Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle
HCA Virginia Hospitals
Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia
Inova Health System
Frank E. Laughon Jr.
Luck Stone Corporation
Northrop Grumman
Lewis F. Payne Jr.
Reynolds American Inc.
Sentara Healthcare
Kenneth O. Thompson*
Troutman Sanders
VCU Foundation
Virginia AFL-CIO
Virginia Association for
Commercial Real Estate
Virginia Association of Counties
Virginia Association of Health Plans
Virginia Bankers Association
Virginia Cable Telecom
Virginia Health Care Association
$700 - $999
Robert W. Bailie
Josee G. Covington
Natalie Hart
Bob & Jean Kane
J. Granger Macfarlane
Jeffrey Merriman
Virginia Transportation
Construction Alliance
Want to add your name to the growing list of VPAP supporters?
Donate online at
Mail a check to: P.O. Box 1472
Richmond, VA 23218
$400 - $599
AAA Tidewater Virginia
B2L Consulting LLC
Gerald L. Baliles
Ralph Byers
Carilion Clinic
Common Ground PAC
Davis Consultants
Elwood Consulting
Hampton Roads Realtors
Conaway Haskins III
John T. Hazel Jr.
Paul Hirschbiel Jr.
* Gave more than amount listed
$400 - $599 (cont'd)
Steven D. Johnson
Kemper Consulting
J. Kenneth Klinge
Chris LaCivita
William Leighty
Laura T. Linn
John G. Milliken
Jeff Mitchell
Omega Protein
Peninsula Association of
Nicholas Perrins
Scott C. Plein
Ann Rust
Michael Schewel
Jay Smith
Todd A. Stottlemyer
Virginia Petroleum
Convenience & Grocery Association
Judy Ford Wason
Williamsburg Area
Association of Realtors
William E. Wilson
$300 - $399
Madeline I. Abbitt
Albers & Company
American College of
Radiology - Virginia Chapter
Associated General
Bank of America
Laura Bateman
Betsy & Jim Beamer
Matt Benedetti & Associates
Care Advantage Inc.
Colonial Williamsburg
Thomas J. Cosgrove
David Bailey Associates
Eldon James & Associates
Nancy Finch
The Gaston Group
Bill Grogan
Guthridge Associates
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
Elizabeth Hooper
Jeff Gregson Associates
Betty Jolly
Law Offices of J. Christopher LaGow
Law Office of Steven W. Pearson
Philip A. Leone
Manufactured Housing
Communities of Virginia
McMinimy & Associates
MDB Strategies
Carli Mugford Nelson
Robert H. Nelson
Pickral Consulting
Albert Pollard Jr.
David M. Poole
Jay S. Poole
Pound, Feinstein &
Karen A. Raschke
Richmond Association of
Roanoke Chamber of
Nicole A. Riley
Sands Anderson PC
SAS Institute
Sidney Buford Scott
Ward R. Scull III
Southern Environmental Law Center
Spotts Fain
Anne D. Sterling
Susan Swecker
Andrew Lee Tilton
Virginia Coalition of
Virginia College of
Emergency Physicians
Virginia Hospitality &
Travel Association
Virginia Independent
Automobile Dealers Association
Virginia Petroleum Council
Virginia Retail Federation
Virginia Retail Merchants
Virginia Sheriffs’ Association
Virginia Society of
Professional Engineers
Virginia Tech
Voices for Virginia’s Children
Volkswagen Group of
Christopher J. Yianilos
$200 - $299
W. Robert Abbot
Ric Arenstein
Donald S. Beyer Jr.
Bob Bloxom
Dr. Daniel Carey
Jacob Derzon
Regina & Jim Derzon
James & Ellen Dyke
David Evans
Glenn Fiscella
FutureLaw LLC
Stewart Gamage
Bonnie Girard
Ken Hutcheson
Martin K. Johnson
Robert M. Johnson
Tim Kaine & Anne Holton
Forrest M. Landon
Anna L. Lawson
Macaulay & Burtch
Vince Mastracco
William C. McAllister
Val McWhorter
Michael Morency
Gretchen Moss
Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia
Paul Nardo
George L. Ohrstrom II
Penn & Laurie Rogers
Joel Rubin
Margaret D. Sacks
Shenandoah Telecommunica-
tions Company
James Shuler
S. Bruce Smart Jr.
$100 - $199
Bill Ackerman
Gary H. Baise
Don & Nancy Baker
L. Preston Bryant Jr.
Robert G. Burnley
Jason Daniel
Barbara D. Davis
James H. Dillard II
Craig DiSesa
William Dolan
Siobhan Dunnavant
Mary Jo Fields
Sam Forrest
Edna N. Frady
Emily Francis
Ray L. Garland
Ben Greenberg
Stephen G. Hardy
William B. Harvey
J. Jack Hilgers
Caroline & Paul Holland
Leonard L. Hopkins Jr.
Page M. Ivie
Ralston King
Stanard F. Lanford Jr.
Matt Mansell
Thomas Meehan
Stephen Clark Mercer
Steve Mullins
Albert Pollard
Rhodes Consulting
James Rich
Elliot Schewel
The Smith Group Inc.
Martha Steger
Aubrey D. Tarkington
Matthew Taverna
Florence Upson
Margaret E. Vanderhye
Virginia Coalition for Open Government
Virginia Wholesalers and
Distributors Association
Wendell Walker
Joyce Waugh
John Wilbanks
Martha & Lynn Wingfield
$50 - $99
Kris Amundson
Cutch Armstrong
Connie Bedell
Margaret Beiler
Meg Burruss
Lori Ann Carlson
Walter Carlson Jr.
Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore
Stephen Davis & Anna Scholl
Missy Neff Gould
Joshua Heslinga
David Hutchins
Angela Jenkins
Jewish Woman’s Club of
Bruce C. Keener
Beverly Lammay
Ivy L. Main
Gary Maloney
Patricia VonOhlen
Andrew Bain
Ben Bromley
E.A. Culverhouse
Samuel Davies
Craig Fifer
Jordan Fifer
Thomas Gates
Michael Gropman
Lawrence Gross
Todd P. Haymore
Evan Maxwell
Nicholas Piasecki
Anthony Reedy
Kate Savage
Social Justice Connections
Susan Valentine
VaNews At a glance
VaNews is a daily email compilation of newspaper articles about state politics and government.
Total Subscribers: 6,061
Email Open Rate: 70%
2014 Donor Salute
Newsboy Circle ($500)
Thomas R. Brock Jr. • Johnson Inc.* • Robert
M. Johnson • Joe May • Steve Nash* • Virginia,
Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric
Cooperatives* • Deborah Oswalt • Will Payne*
• Virginia Association of Realtors • Virginia
Community College System* • Virginia League
of Conservation Voters* • Judy Ford Wason
Whipple Circle ($250)
Alliance Group* • Jennifer Boysko •
Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis
Democracy Vineyards* • Driftwoods
Consulting • James Dyke • Eldon James &
Associates • David Evans • William W. Fleming
• Cragg Hines • Bob Holsworth* • Robert P.
Kegley* • Babur Lateef* • Lindl Corporation •
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
• John G. Milliken • Jeff Mitchell • PWHD
Consulting • John H. Rust • James Shuler •
Virginia Association of Community Banks* •
Virginia Poverty Law Center* • Wason Center
for Public Policy at CNU • Earle C. Williams
Day Sponsors ($150)
A. L. Consulting* • Albers & Company •
American Tort Reform Association • Judith
C. Anderson* • Ward Armstrong* • David
Boling • Robert G. Burnley • Madison Busch
Gallagher • Charles & Barbara Carmichael*
• Michael & Amanda Cassidy • Aneesh P.
Chopra* • Civil War Trust • David Cotts* •
Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia
• Karen Darner • William Dolan* • Rhoda
Dreyfus • Dulles Area Association of Realtors
• Diana Dutton* • Mary Jo Fields* • David
M. Foster • William H. Fralin Jr. • The Gaston
Group* • Daniel Gecker • Hancock, Daniel,
Johnson & Nagle • Steve Haner • Hefty &
Wiley* • Dennis Heuer* • J. Jack Hilgers* •
Tom Hirst* • Elizabeth Hooper* • Mary &
Patrick Hynes • Jean Jensen • Carrie Johnson*
• Roger Jones • J. Kenneth Klinge* • Frank
Leone • Robert J. McCabe • MercerTrigiani*
• Gordon C. Morse* • NARAL Pro-Choice
Virginia • Kirsten Nelson • Northern Virginia
Association of Realtors* • Janet Oleszek • Rob
Omberg • Kelley Osborn* • Vivian J. Paige •
Kimball Payne • Planned Parenthood Virginia
PAC* • Albert Pollard Jr. • Martha Pulley •
Qualls Communication • Sterling Ransone* •
Caroline H. Rapking* • Rappahannock Electric
Cooperative • Richard S. Reynolds III • Rhodes
Consulting • James Rich • Prue Salasky*
• Sanofi • Walt Smiley • Ray and Connie
Sorrell • SR Consulting* • Timothy J. Sullivan*
Geographic Profile
of Subscribers
Greater Richmond
Click-through Rate: 33%
Northern Va./D.C.
% Subscribers Who
Donate: 7.2%
• S.W. Rodgers Company* • The Smith
Group* • University of Virginia • Virginia
Consumer Voices for Healthcare* • Virginia
Interfaith Center for Public Policy* • Virginia
Network of Private Providers • Virginia
Poultry Federation* • Virginia Public Safety
Foundation • Shannon R. Valentine • Margaret
E. Vanderhye • Virginia Education Association*
• Virginia Farm Bureau • VIRGINIAforever*
• Virginia Health Care Association* • Virginia
Society of CPAs* • Virginia Transit Association*
• Katherine Waddell • Washington Gas • Ann
B. Wheeler • Gladys Yates
Subscribers ($75)
AARP Virginia • Bill Ackerman • Ann
Flandermeyer Kirwin* • Apartment & Office
Building Association • Kevin Appel • Cutch
Armstrong • L. Ray Ashworth • Jim Babb •
Robert Barton • Terri Cofer Beirne • William
A. Bell • Matt Benedetti & Associates •
Donna Blatecky* • Wolf Run Foundation*
• Bon Secours Virginia • Melissa Bondi •
Chris Bonney • Katie Boyle • Fran Bradford
• Constance Brennan* • Christine O. Bridge
• L. Preston Bryant Jr. • Service Distributing
Inc. • Sharon & Bob Bushnell* • Mary Caldwell
• Dan Callaghan • Wes Callender* • James
Campbell* • Michael Campilongo • Chuck
Caputo* • Pat Carroll* • JoAnne Carter •
Bernard J. Caton • City of Harrisonburg •
City of Norfolk • City of Roanoke • City of
Staunton • Brent Clarke • Robert Clarke •
Bill Clayton • Julia Connally • Local Media
Connection/Connection Newspapers • Joe
Cook* • Joe Corrao • Beau Cribbs • CURE •
Elizabeth Daley • Edward Dalrymple • Barnie
Day • Michael J. DeMarco • Robert E. Denton
Jr.* • Craig DiSesa • Henry Doggett* • Douglas
Domenech • Susie Dorsey • Doug Douglas
• Helen Dragas • Donny Draper • Margaret
Edds* • Michael L. Edwards • Diana Egozcue*
• Robert C. Eiffert • David Ekern • Chris
Marston • Mimi Elrod • Richard Entsminger
• Judy M. Epperly • Lynwood Evans • Joyce
P. Fendley • William Fendley • Nancy Finch*
• Jay Fisette • Jerrold Foltz • Edna N. Frady
• Larry Framme • Fredericksburg Area
Association of Realtors • Peggy Friedenberg*
• FutureLaw LLC • Megan Gallagher • Stewart
Gamage* • Anne Gambardella • Claire G.
Gastanga • Ernie Gates • Harrison Glasgow*
• GlaxoSmithKline • Kathy Glazer • Deirdre
Goldsmith • James Gondles • Michele Gowdy
• Gerald Gray • John Gray* • Michael P. Grim*
• Charlie Grymes* • John H. Hager • Dick
Hampton Roads
Rest of Va.
Hammerstrom • Hampton Roads Military &
Federal Facilities Alliance • Dennis Hartig •
Bernard Henderson Jr.* • Olga Hernandez •
George Homewood • John Hopkins • Margo
E. Horner • I-95 Business Parks Management*
• Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia
• Jewish Community Relations Council of
Greater Washington • Joseph Johnson Jr.
• Richard & Blair Johnstone • Betty Jolly •
Krysta Jones Consulting • Herschel Kanter*
• Sally Kegley* • R. Paul Lawrence • Thomas
Leahy • Louis Lerner • Harry T. Lester • Debbie
Lockett • Jamie Lockhart • Loudoun Chamber
of Commerce • Terri Lynch • Macaulay
& Burtch • J. Granger Macfarlane • Gary
Maloney • Barbara Bishop Mann • L. Richard
Martin Jr. • Therese Martin • Matz, Blancato
& Associates* • Karen Maute • Marilyn P.
Maxwell* • Jeff McWaters • MeadWestvaco •
Stuart Mendelsohn* • Neal H. Menkes • E.M.
Miller • Harris Miller • Steve Mullins • Grant
Neely* • Warren Nelson* • Sheila S. Noll •
David S. North* • Anne O'Brien • R. Schaefer &
Sharon Oglesby • Ginny Peters • Deron Phipps
• Gail Pittman • Susan Platt • David Poisson*
• Martha Polkey* • David M. Poole • Frank
Porter* • Memory Porter • Katherine Powell
• Leighton Powell • John Putney* • Sheryl
Moody Reddington* • William Ferguson Reid
• Richmond Academy of Medicine • Daniel
Rinzel • Curry A. Roberts • Lawrence Roberts
• Harrison Roday • Anthony Romanello •
Court G. Rosen • James E. Ross • Danny Rubin
• Mark Rubin • Tom Rust • Jenny Lee Sanders
• Richard Saslaw • Bill Satterfield • Jeff
Schapiro • Scott Howell & Co. • Claudia Scott
• Ward R. Scull III • Tracy Selmer • Senior
Services of Southeastern Virginia • Donald
Shaw • Sierra Club of Virginia • Andrew M.
Sinclair* • Smithfield Times • Southwest
Virginia Higher Education Center • Scott
Surovell • Aubrey D. Tarkington* • Thomas
Jefferson Institute for Public Policy • Andrew
Lee Tilton* • Guy K. Tower* • Jeff Trammell* •
Florence Upson • Marian A. Van Landingham*
• Nancy Vehrs • Mary Vihstadt • Virginia
Agribusiness Council • Virginia Cable Telecom
Association • Virginia Cattlemen's Association
• Virginia Federation of Republican Women •
Virginia Forestry Association • Virginia Port
Authority* • Virginia Production Alliance •
Virginia Sheriffs' Association • John Walker* •
Steve Walz • Louise F. Ware • Mike Watson •
Jonathan Way* • Katharine Webb* • Wellmont
Health System • Bruce T. Whitehurst* •
WHRO • Justin Wilson • William E. Wilson* •
Lilla Wise • Linda P. Woody
* Gave more than amount listed
VPAP Visualization:
VPAP Index
McAuliffe vs. McDonnell
Value of direct mail sent by House candidates in 2013: $7.3 million
Percentage of House direct mail sent through state parties: 48%
Fundraising Hosts
Number of receptions for lawmakers hosted by lobbying firms in 2010: 52
Number of receptions for lawmakers hosted by lobbying firms in 2014: 97
Newspaper articles in VaNews during July & August with:
Mark Warner in headline/summary: 68
Ed Gillespie in headline/summary: 50
Bob McDonnell in headline/summary: 304
Number of African-Americans in the 100-member House of Delegates
From 1878 to 1960: 0
In 1970, five years after passage of Voting Rights Act: 2
In 1990, at end of decade after end of single-member districts: 7
In 2000, at end of decade after Bush administration directive on minority-majority districts: 11
In 2010, at end of decade after first-ever GOP-led redistricting: 14
Outside influence
Independent expenditures made on behalf of:
Republican George Allen in 2012: $31,680,659
Republican Ed Gillespie 2014: $841,767
Allen's margin of defeat: 224,525 votes
Gillespie's margin of defeat: 17,727 votes
First-Year Fundraising
Donors who gave $10,000 or more during each
governor's first year in office.
(71 donors)
(80 donors)
Donors in Common
Alpha Natural Resources
Appalachian Power
Capital One
Hilton Worldwide
Hospital Corp. of America
G. Gilmer Minor III
Omega Protein
Dwight C. Schar
Smithfield Foods
WalMart Stores
John O. Wynne
2014 Sunshine Caucus
Del. Bill Howell
Del. Chris Jones
Del. Jennifer McClellan
Sen. John Watkins
Sen. Mamie Locke
Sen. Tommy Norment
Del. Ken Plum
Sen. Walter Stosch
Del. David Toscano
Del. Dickie Bell
Del. David Bulova
Sen. Bill Carrico
Sen. John Edwards
Del. Peter Farrell
Del. Tag Greason
Sen. Emmett Hanger
Del. Gordon Helsel
Sen. Janet Howell
Del. Mark Keam
Del. Terry Kilgore
Del. Kaye Kory
Del. Jim LeMunyon
Sen. Louise Lucas
Del. Jimmie Massie
Sen. John Miller
Del. Will Morefield
Sen. Chap Petersen
Sen. Linda Puller
Del. Roxann Robinson
Del. Ed Scott
Del. Lionell Spruill Sr.
Sen. Richard Stuart
Del. Scott Surovell
$250 - $299
Sen. Kenny Alexander
Del. Kirk Cox
Del. Riley Ingram
Del. Danny Marshall
Sen. Ryan McDougle
Sen. Don McEachin
Sen. Jeff McWaters
Sen. Dick Saslaw
Sen. Jill Vogel
Del. Vivian Watts
Del. Tony Wilt
$150 - $249
Del. Dave Albo
Del. Kathy Byron
Del. Glenn Davis
Del. Matt Fariss
Sen. Barbara Favola
Del. Eileen Filler-Corn
Del. Scott Garrett
Sen. Steve Newman
Sen. Frank Ruff
Del. Tom Rust
Del. Lee Ware
Sen. Dick Black
Del. Betsy Carr
Sen. Creigh Deeds
Del. James Edmunds
Del. Patrick Hope
Del. Johnny Joannou
Del. Rob Krupicka
Del. Alfonso Lopez
Del. Manoli Loupassi
Sen. Dave Marsden
Del. Joe Morrissey
Del. Rip Sullivan
Del. Tommy Wright Jr.
2014 VPAP
After Virginia Votes: Gillespie strategist Paul Logan, moderator Mark Rozell, and Warner strategist David Hallock at VPAP's U.S. Senate race retrospective event, held Nov. 11 at GMU-Arlington.
Lighten Up, It's Just Politics (photos left to right): Gov. Terry McAuliffe; Dels. Jenn McClellan and Kirk Cox; and Sen. Bill Stanley at VPAP's
annual luncheon, held May 29 at the Downtown Richmond Marriott.
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