Rouse’s victory in this election would be history making as the first African American Senator elected from Virginia Beach
VIRGINIA BEACH (14 July 2022) — Councilman Aaron Rouse released his first fundraising report for his State Senate campaign in the 22nd District. Since the launch, the Rouse for Senate campaign raised more than $130,000 with more than $101,000 cash on hand. This is the most money raised by a Democratic State Senate candidate in the history of Virginia Beach at this point in the campaign cycle. Rouse received more than 200 contributions with more than 88% of his support coming from Virginians.
Aaron Rouse said the following regarding his first financial report, “I’m deeply humbled by the support our campaign has received from across the community and Commonwealth since we launched our campaign a few short months ago. I believe the citizens of our city are looking for their next State Senator to usher in a new generation of leadership to work hard every day to deliver results for our community. We are building a grassroots campaign connected by a shared vision for our Commonwealth. I know what it takes to run and win tough elections in our city and look forward to carrying this momentum forward to Election Day.”
“The stakes of protecting and expanding our Democratic majority in the Virginia Senate could not be higher,” said Ryan Jackson, campaign manager for Rouse for Senate. “With his first fundraising report, Aaron has clearly shown his ability to raise the necessary funds to build a campaign that can win this toss-up district, support Congresswoman Luria’s re-election campaign and local candidates in Virginia Beach in 2022, and protect our Democratic majority in the State Senate in 2023. He is well positioned as the strongest candidate to win this district and expand the electorate in Virginia Beach.”
Rouse has built up an unmatched and extensive coalition of supporters including endorsements from Congressman Donald McEachin, Virginia Senate President Pro Tempore Louise Lucas, Senator Lionell Spruill, Senator Lynwood Lewis, Delegate Marcia Price, Delegate Cliff Hayes, Former Delegate Nancy Guy, and Virginia Beach Councilman Guy Tower.