Republican candidates in the Senate runoffs in Georgia pummel the Democratic challengers with accusations that they are darlings of coastal left-wingers, running campaigns bankrolled by companies and campuses far removed from the state.
Democrats, in turn, slam Republican incumbent Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler for allegedly being pawns of big business, with campaigns financed with corporate profits.
They’re both right.
These maligned campaign contributions are but a fraction of the tens of millions being spent in the Georgia races, which will determine which party controls the Senate.
Still, while each side paints the other as a crude caricature, campaign finance reports show that the candidates are benefiting from the very sources used to draw the pictures.
For example, Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock pocketed big contributions from Big Tech and ivory towers from California to Boston.
The two biggest contributors to Mr. Ossoff’s and Mr. Warnock’s campaigns are the employees of Alphabet, the parent company of