There is a very good reason I never thought to become a lawyer…the bane of legal research…
While I was correct earlier today in noting:
24.2-954. Campaign fundraising; legislative sessions; penalties.
A. No member of the General Assembly or statewide official and no campaign committee of a member of the General Assembly or statewide official shall solicit or accept a contribution for the campaign committee of any member of the General Assembly or statewide official, or for any political committee, from any person or political committee on and after the first day of a regular session of the General Assembly through adjournment sine die of that session.
I missed the later section that reads in part:
C. The restrictions of this section shall not apply to a contribution (i) made by a member of the General Assembly or statewide official from his personal funds or (ii) made to the campaign committee of a candidate in a special election.
Yep, so a member of the General Assembly can raise funds for a special election. My bad-blew that one. I will do better next time.
Thanks to Mike K. for so delicately pointing this out-as well as his personal knowledge of the Cuccinelli family health insurance needs-in the comments section of the post prior to this one.