According to a review of public filings by American Ledger, Virginia Delegate Bobby Orrock has raised the overwhelming majority of his campaign funds — 99.6% — from large corporations and special interests. Only .4% of Orrock’s total campaign contributions raised since January 2019 came from individual donors.
The healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, in particular, have flooded Orrock’s campaign with cash. Between January and June 2019, Orrock received $16,000 from the Medical Society of Virginia. And in May, Orrock pocketed a $1,000 contribution from health insurance giant Blue Cross Blue Shield.
The surge of donations from within the pharma and healthcare industry come as Orrock currently chairs the Health Welfare and Institutions Committee in the Virginia General Assembly, a potential signal that these special interest groups are targeting Orrock with reelection funding to underwrite laws in their favor while chairing this committee.
In June 2019 alone, Orrock received $18,850 in contributions from special interest groups, including the oil and gas industry and Comcast Corporation.
In total, Orrock has raised over $30,000 from special interest groups and corporations since the beginning of this year.
Orrock is seeking reelection this November to represent the Virginia House of Delegates 54th district.