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© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: Glenn Youngkin (R. Virginia) speaks with Suzanne Haley, his wife, during a campaign gathering in McLean. The event was held by Nikki Haley and Nikki Haley. They were the former governor of South Carolina and ambassador to the UN. REUTERS/Eve

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Jason Lange

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The two main U.S. parties’ fundraising arm poured funds into Virginia in the last month before the Nov. 2 elections for governor. This will indicate whether Republicans are on the right track to win control next year of Congress.

According to campaign finance disclosures, Wednesday’s filings showed that $1.1 million was donated by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which is one of President Joe Biden’s main fundraisers.

A separate disclosure revealed that the Republican National Committee (RNC), gave nearly a million dollars to Virginia’s Republican State Party during the same time period.

Biden was elected the next president of Virginia with a margin of 10 percent. The race between Glenn Youngkin (Republican businessman) and Terry McAuliffe (Democratic former Governor of Virginia), is considered a dead heat.

These are fueled by Republican hopes that, despite a recent decline in Biden’s approval rating, the party will win in November 2022’s congressional elections. The Democrats control the two congressional chambers with slim margins.

Virginia, which is being closely monitored as an indicator of the future performance of Republicans when Donald Trump (who lost to Biden last ye but remains widely regarded as the party’s leader) isn’t on the ballot, is also being closely observed.

According to an average Real Clear Politics polling, McAuliffe has a slight lead over Youngkin in opinion surveys. Because of a Virginia state law that prohibits governors serving consecutive terms, Ralph Northam (current Virginia Governor) cannot run for re-election.

RNC and DNC both transferred less money to New Jersey’s state parties in November. New Jersey will also hold an election for gubernatorial office on Nov. 2.

New Jersey Democratic Governor Phil Murphy leads Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli by a significant margin in opinion polls. Jack Ciattarelli is a former state legislator.

The Federal Election Commission filed Wednesday’s disclosures. They showed that the RNC had raised $12.7million in September. This is more than the $11.4 million hauled by the DNC.

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