Balance New York, an independent expenditure committee formed by veterans of the Senate Republicans’ fundraising arm, received a $200,000 contribution from a Washington-D.C.-based group that supports GOP candidates in state races.

The contribution, made Thursday, came from the Republican State Leadership Committee — a group that backs down-ballot GOP candidates running in state level races.

Balance New York is one of a constellation of independent expenditure committees that have benefited Senate Republicans in their effort to keep control of the state Senate. Senate Democrats, too, are expected to draw some support from PACs affiliated with teachers unions.

It’s expected Senate Republicans will be drawing on these groups once again this election cycle as they face the political headwinds of a presidential election cycle that typically brings out more Democratic voters to the polls.