Richmond lawyer John Adams, a Republican seeking the party's nomination for attorney general, said today that his campaign raised $431,859.43 in a little over five months.

The campaign of Adams, a lawyer with McGuireWoods, said that tops the fundraising of prior GOP candidates for attorney general, at this stage in the 2005, 2009 and 2013 election cycles.

Del. Robert B. Bell, R-Albemarle and Chuck Smith, a lawyer from Virginia Beach, also are seeking the GOP nomination for attorney general next year.

Justin Fairfax, a Democrat who announced his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia on May 2, said his campaign had raised  $193,759.25 for the period ending June 30.

Fairfax,  now a lawyer with Venable LLP in Tysons Corner, nearly captured the Democratic nomination for attorney general in 2013. He was the first Democrat to announce a bid for lieutenant governor.

Three Republican candidates have announced bids for lieutenant governor: state Sens. Jill Holtzman Vogel, R-Fauquier, and Bryce E. Reeves, R-Spotsylvania, and Del. Glenn R. Davis Jr., R-Virginia Beach.

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