Va. Rep. Perriello has $1.3 million for final stretch

Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello (D) trailed his Republican challenger in third-quarter fundraising but has a robust war chest for the final three weeks of the campaign.

The freshman Democrat raised some $810,000 in the last three months and now has more than $1.3 million cash-on-hand for the closing stages of the race.

Meanwhile, Perriello's opponent, state Sen. Robert Hurt (R), raised $900,000 in the third quarter. His campaign did not provide a cash-on-hand figure.

Reports are due to the Federal Election Commission by Oct. 15.

Last week, The Hill's 2010 midterm election poll showed Perriello trailing Hurt by a single point —44 percent to 45 percent — with 9 percent of likely voters undecided.

Perriello recently got the backing of the National Rifle Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars PAC.