McAuliffe still has fundraising lead among Democratic field

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FILE – In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, then-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe addresses a joint session in the House chambers at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Voters unhappy with the Republican president, particularly in suburban areas, powered historic Democratic gains in the state House two years ago. Last year the same energy helped Virginia Democrats knock out three incumbent members of Congress. McAuliffe has been actively raising money and campaigning with state Democrats this year.(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe held on to his commanding fundraising lead in the Democratic nomination contest for Virginia governor, and incumbent Attorney General Mark Herring maintained a financial edge over his primary challenger.

That’s according to the latest campaign finance filings made public this week.

The reports due late Tuesday were the final comprehensive ones in this year’s statewide races before the June 8 primary.

Widely considered the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, McAuliffe raised about $2.8 million in cash over the period from April 1 to May 27.

That’s more than three times what was brought in by his closest Democratic competitor, former Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy.

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