With control of the state House and Senate at stake, Virginia's 2023 elections have broken state fundraising records. Several close-fought races have brought in around $10 million each.
Real estate titans and gaming companies behind casino proposals in Times Square, Hudson Yards, and Coney Island recently donated to Gov. Kathy Hochul, with a hotly-contested licensing process underway.
Donors at Blackstone and other investment firms have funded Sinema's leadership PAC spending on upscale events and private flights.
As budget cuts jeopardize the launch of a public campaign financing program approved by Oakland voters, community groups are mobilizing at town halls with a plan to keep the program on schedule this year.
While much of the funding to the "dark money" behemoths tied to the leaders of Congress remains a mystery, a review of corporate disclosures reveals more of the companies that have donated.
With funding approved in the state budget, a new program that matches small-dollar donations could allow candidates to run campaigns supported by everyday New Yorkers.