Rep. John Katko and Dana Balter have cast a huge net to fund their strategies for Congress, counting on rich donors from Central New York and across the nation to donate tens of millions of pounds.
Those donors consist of well known actors, the homeowners of a few sports activities teams, a hedge fund operator, casino magnates, users of Congress, and business entrepreneurs.
All of them have taken an interest in 1 of the most competitive and intently observe Home races in the nation by contributing countless numbers of pounds to possibly Katko, R-Camillus, or Balter, a Syracuse Democrat.
The two candidates raised additional than $6.3 million blended for the rematch of their 2018 campaign by means of Oct. 14, in accordance to Federal Election Fee records.
The contributions are independent from the $10.1 million put in by political motion committees, or PACs, and other exclusive interest to run their very own advertisement strategies in the 24th Congressional District election.
The PACs and other outside the house groups can elevate and invest limitless amounts of funds on an election.
Katko and Balter, on the other hand, will have to stick to Federal Election Commission guidelines that restrict unique donations to $2,800 for a principal election and $2,800 for the standard election.
The biggest particular person donors to Katko and Balter every single gave the maximum for the two elections, $5,600.
Among the those people giving $5,600 to Katko had been the entrepreneurs of two baseball groups and a hockey workforce: Jerry Reinsdorf, the operator of the Chicago White Sox, Earl (Ken) Kendrick handling proprietor of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Howard Dolgon, proprietor of the Syracuse Crunch.
Katko also been given a lot more than $5,000 every from billionaire brothers Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, who made most of their fortune by way of combined martial arts promoter Top Fighting Championship (UFC). They now run Pink Rock Resorts, a casino business enterprise founded by their father.
Other notable Balter donors involve Eric Schmidt ($2,800), the previous govt chairman of Google, and Yvon Chouinard ($2,800), a billionaire businessman, environmental advocate, and founder of outside clothing and equipment business Patagonia.
You can check out all contributions to Katko and Balter on the Federal Election Fee internet site. Detailed below are some of the notable donors:
John Katko donors
Howard Dolgon, operator, Syracuse Crunch, Boca Raton, Fla., $5,600
Stephen A. Schwartzman, chairman and CEO, Blackstone, New York Metropolis, $5,600
Lorenzo Fertitta, director, Station Casinos, Las Vegas, $5,488,
Frank Fertitta III, CEO, Station Casinos LLC, Las Vegas, $5,486
Jerry Reinsdorf, owner, Chicago White Sox, Chicago, $5,600
Earl Kendrick, taking care of owner, Arizona Diamondbacks, Paradise Valley, Arizona, $5,600
Bruce Kenan, Destiny Usa spouse, Skaneateles, $5,600
Roger L. Burdick, owner of Burdick Automotive, Brewerton, $5,600
Dana Balter donors
Sterling Brown, actor, New York Town, $2,500
Yvon Chouinard, principal and founder Patagonia, Ventura, Calif., $2,800
Malinda Chouinard, co-operator Patagonia Works, Ventura, Calif., $2,800
David Driesen, professor Syracuse University law college, Fayetteville, N.Y., $5,600
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman, Google, Palo Alto, Calif., $2,800
Edward Norton, actor, New York City, $1,555
Leonard A. Lauder, chairman emeritus, Estee Lauder Organizations, New York Metropolis, $635
U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, Providence, R.I., $1,000
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