Virginia's Democratic governor Ralph Northam stepped up his political contributions in June following the state's legislative primary elections, donating an additional $117,500 to 11 Democratic candidates, according to campaign finance reports released Monday.
The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) publicly praised Virginia governor Ralph Northam Wednesday on its Twitter feed for the first time since a photo from the governor's medical school yearbook page emerged featuring an individual in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan robe.
Members of the groups will descend on Richmond July 9 as the Virginia legislature begins a special session called by embattled Governor Ralph Northam (D) in the wake of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach.
Donald Sussman, a billionaire hedge fund manager, donated $100,000 to a Democratic political action committee in Virginia earlier this month, making him the single largest donor outside of the PAC's board members.
Ofirah Yheskel, who served as the communications director for the embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D.) as recent as last week, will be joining the presidential campaign of Beto O'Rourke as the deputy communications director for states.
National Democratic groups that previously called on Virginia governor Ralph Northam to resign announced a partnership with his political action committee to flip the commonwealth's Republican-controlled legislature this November.
Virginia Democrats caught accepting money from Virginia governor Ralph Northam—even after many of them called for him to resign—have remained silent on the contributions, earning sharp critiques from their Republican colleagues.
Democratic governor Ralph Northam's political action committee in the past two months has donated $85,000 to 13 Democratic candidates running for Virginia state office, many of whom had called on the governor to resign after his racist yearbook page surfaced.