527-Groups Donate $160K to statewide candidates

So-called '527-Groups' have reported making donations to candidates for statewide office:

Intl Association of Firefighters

  • $100,000to Ralph Northam for Governor (D)
  •    $50,000to Mark Herring for Attorney General (D)

Republican State Leadership Committee

  • $10,092 to Jill Vogel for Lt. Governor (R) - in-kind research

Virginia law requires limited disclosure by groups that are not considered political action committees but that are allowed under Section 527 o f the Internal Revenue Service code to make political donations. These so-called 527 groups must disclose anytime they donation $10,000 or more to a Virginia candidate or PAC.  

Aug. 4, 2017