Lee campaign highlights fundraising report as a precursor to state budget debates

In the 80th House of Delegates race in Portsmouth, Republican Jennifer Lee has more than $20K in the bank than her opponent. And, her opponent, Democrat Matthew James is nearly $15K in debt – and in debt for the second quarter in a row.

Lee highlighted this fact, stating that the financial management of James’ campaign is a likely indicator of fiscal irresponsibility and reckless spending should he be elected as delegate.

“I am running my campaign with the same principles that we must run Virginia. We cannot spend money that we do not have and must cut back on unnecessary programs by working to improve efficiency and budgetary transparency,” wrote Lee in a statement. “We need limited government and low taxes, and only by ensuring that as legislators we are financially responsible with government revenue can these things be accomplished.”