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McAuliffe, Cuccinelli both claim $1M-plus raised

Tuesday - 1/15/2013, 6:52pm  ET

AP Political Writer

RICHMOND, Va. - The presumptive Democratic and Republican nominees in 2013's Virginia gubernatorial race each say they've raised slightly more than $1 million over the final six months of last year.

Democrat Terry McAuliffe sent a fundraising e-mail to supporters and reporters Tuesday claiming $1.1 million raised since he announced his candidacy in early November.

Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, a candidate since November 2011, reported almost the same amount and listed $1.2 million on hand.

McAuliffe, a longtime confidante of and master fundraiser for his party's Clinton family, did not disclose his year-end cash balance. His year-end cash balance was $1.03 million.

Virginia and New Jersey elect governors this year and serve as early barometers on public attitudes toward the Democratic White House and GOP-ruled House.

Tuesday was the deadline for candidates for statewide office to submit fundraising reports for the six months ending Dec. 31 to the State Board of Elections.

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