In the first quarter of this year, candidate for the House of Delegates in the 87th district, Republican Subba Kolla, raised $284,693, a record for quarterly fundraising in House contests. Â Kolla is challenging first term incumbent Delegate John J. Bell (D-Loudoun). Â Prior to Â Bell the seat was held by David Ramadan.
In subsequent months Kolla did not raise anything close to the amount he raised between January-March. Â According to his campaign consultant Chris LaCivita, Kolla was concentrating on door to door campaigning rather than fundraising in the second quarter. Â From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:Â
â€œYouâ€™ve got to give your donors a rest,â€ he said. â€œOur focus was to do what we had to do in the month of June.â€
The campaign expects to have raised $53,000 in June. Â Second quarter reports are due July 17th.
Subba Kolla came to the US from India at 30 years old as a trained engineer. Â He became a citizen in 2008 and now runs a very successful real estate business. Â In 2016 Kolla became the first Indian-American from Virginia to be elected a delegate to the National Convention. Â More on Kolla here.Â
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