Prominent Democratic donors and groups have pushed more than $13 million into Virginia in an attempt to oust Republican politicians from the control of the legislature.
Virginia, one of four states that have legislative elections in November, has been viewed as a pivotal state to recapture power by the nation’s most prominent liberal donors and organizations. Those outside players are injecting large swaths of cash into Virginia in hopes of flipping the legislature. Republicans currently possess a one-seat advantage in the state’s 40-seat Senate and a 3-seat majority in its 100-member House of Delegates.
The state was identified by the largest liberal donor network as being central to their goals of taking back progressive power on a structural level. The Democracy Alliance, a coalition of more than 100 secretive liberal millionaires and billionaires, has injected more than $1.83 billion into progressive infrastructure since its inception in 2005.
At the donor club’s most recent retreat in Atlanta this past spring, the group passed out numerous confidential materials to its partners and representatives from left-wing organizations in attendance during its closed-door meetings. The Washington Free Beacon was on site for the gathering and obtained a number of the documents, including its overall investment goals leading up to the 2020 elections. The alliance has focused more on funding liberal organizations in the past but would “redouble” its upcoming efforts on state-based actions to expand political power.
Virginia was mentioned numerous times in its confidential investment strategy. Within the documents, the group spoke of its overall spending plan that totals at least $275 million for the 2020 election cycle. The alliance would use its State POWER Funds, a collaborative of funds that make lucrative investments in state endeavors, to accomplish these goals. “Changing the laws and policies that maintain and perpetuate this concentration of power is the only way that the DA’s vision for an inclusive economy, fair democracy, safe and sustainable planet, and equitable and just nation will ever be realized,” the group wrote.