- $50,000 from a Washington-based U.S. Senate Republican political committee.
- $30,000 from nursing home giant United Health Services.
- $25,000 from a St. Louis company that runs a massive state health insurance plan for children.
- $25,000 from Georgia Power.
- $25,000 from the Georgia Highway Contractors lobby.
- $15,000 from a Reno, Nevada, sports betting business.
- $10,000 from a doctors’ medical malpractice insurance company.
- $10,000 from a lobby group for Realtors.
- $10,000 from a lobby group for bail bondsmen.
Many of them are repeat donors: The Realtors lobby, for instance, has given $60,000 to Advance Georgia since its inception, while Georgia Power has donated $50,000 and the highway contractors have contributed $40,000, according to a review of disclosures by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Duncan, the Senate’s president, is working to maintain the Republican majority in his chamber. Republicans currently hold a 35-21 advantage over the Democrats in the Senate.
Direct-mail pieces have flooded into the mailboxes of Georgians in recent weeks.
Direct-mail “hit pieces" by an “independent” group late in his 2018 Republican runoff race against former Senate President Pro-Tem David Shafer were credited with helping Duncan win the party’s nomination.
The group, largely funded by a dark money political action committee to hide the identity of donors, spent more than $500,000 on mailings, much of it just before the runoff.
The latest mail push by Advance Georgia and the Senate leadership’s committees has more than doubled that expenditure.