ALBANY – It’s no surprise, perhaps, that in the newest campaign filing by the Senate Republican Campaign Committee that it’s getting some last-minute power money from business executives who want to see the GOP retain control of the Legislature’s upper house.
In the last three weeks, the top donor to Republicans was Paul Singer, a hedge fund billionaire and major backer of charter schools. He gave $110,000.
Number two: Daniel Loeb, another hedge fund billionaire and major backer of charter schools. He gave $56,000.
Number three on the Senate Republicans’ top donor list the last three weeks: the New York State United Teachers union, the politically potent labor group that is a major opponent of charter schools.