Infographic: Flood of Spending by Charter Advocates Leads to Election Victories
Charter school advocates flooded state legislative races with more than $19 million in campaign spending — and mostly got the results they were seeking.
In seven of eight races where charter advocates made at least $900,000 in “independent expenditures,” the candidate they supported will advance to Sacramento. That’s according to a KPCC review of election results and campaign finance records.
Richard Garcia of the California Charter Schools Association Advocates said those millions of dollars were money well spent.
“It seems that the voters recognized what we recognized in these candidates,” Garcia said. ”It’s a big win for those who value their right to choice in education.”