George Soros is no stranger to the politicians of Washington, especially Hillary Clinton. For the past 25 years, he and former Secretary Hillary Clinton have worked side by side to get things done in Washington. After donating a whopping $27 million back in 2004 elections, the past 8 years have seen a more conservative Soros. With so much riding on this years election, George Soros has donated or committed more than $25 million for Hillary. Other Democratic causes and candidates will also be privy to that $25 million and some think that as election day nears, Soros will possibly give more.
This election has been like no other and has energized George Soros like no other election before. People close to Soros have said that the 85 year old Hungarian-born New Yorker has been more engaged with the political process. The stakes are so high that Soros, a consistent Democratic donor, has felt the need to open his wallet as wide as possible. Issues like immigration reform, criminal justice reform and religious tolerance are all things important to George Soros. With Trump on the ticket, Soros believes now more than ever that those issues are under attack.
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George Soros’ generous spirit of giving has rubbed off on other rich liberal donors, as Hillary Clinton’s campaign has benefited greatly. When compared to the slow drip of donations for Trump, due to mistrust and flat out contempt, the Clinton campaign has been able to fire on all cylinders. Soros has been at the center of most of it.
This past June Soros donated $7 million to a super PAC named Priorities USA Action and there is talk of another $3 million on the way to the same group. FEC records have shown that American Bridge 21st Century, a super PAC that has targeted Trump and other republican candidates, has received a $2 million donation from Soros. $700,000 has been received by various Democratic Party committees, PACs and campaigns. $5 million has been donated to a super PAC called Immigrant Voters Win and another $5 million has been donated to Voting Rights Trust.
Long gone are the days of the 2004 election and Soros is pumped more than ever to see that there is not a repeat of that election on Politico. Not everything from that election was a loss, for in the years following that election Soros refocused on his international foundations. The same foundations that have donated more than $13 billion dollars over the past 3 decades.