India Walton sees surge of campaign donations after primary win for Buffalo mayor | Buffalo Politics News
Locally, the union representing Buffalo teachers donated $1,000 to Walton.
In his three previous campaign filings this year, Brown reported raising $488,000. Democrats have criticized Brown’s primary campaign for not taking Walton’s bid seriously and for running a lackluster effort against her.
In the earlier reports, Brown’s campaign was heavily bankrolled by a who’s who of business, lobbying, union and political interests. He’s attracted large donations from companies, some with business before the city, with money flowing from real estate developers, construction executives, the Seneca Nation of Indians, a pest control firm, a janitorial firm, engineering companies, health care interests and others.
Unlike the Brown campaign, Walton’s camp has received hardly any corporate money, her campaign filings show. Two companies, with the same Niagara Street address, gave her a total of $10,000. One of the firms, Trinity Title & Abstract, is a women-owned business, according to its website.
The Walton campaign also appears to be running, compared with many political campaigns, a fairly tight ship. It spent only $79,000 during the past 33 days at a time when she is trying to spread her name both locally and nationally. Walton has generated excitement among socialists across the country given the prize – mayor of a large U.S. city – at stake.