Hillary Clinton’s super PAC group received $6 million from George Soros. This is a record breaking donation to any candidate in any election in history! On top of that, George Soros had already given over $2 million to other Hillary Clinton support groups. So, he has donated a total of $8 million to her campaign for President of the U.S. Clearly, Soros has returned to action in Presidential politics. He had lost a rumored $20 million to multiple Democratic candidates in the 2004 election season, trying unsuccessfully to stop the reelection of George W. Bush. Until now Soros had mostly stayed out of major support of elections to the Executive Branch of the U.S. federal government.
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In 2015 Soros gave $6 million to the super PAC: Priorities USA Action. Back in the 2012 election season, he gave a mere $1 million to this same liberal group, a move to help reelect President Obama. A move that he has privately admitted to being a mistake, as he feels he should have backed Hillary Clinton. So, George Soros has contributed $5 million more to Priorities USA Action for the 2016 election than he did for them in 2012. This beefed up this super PAC’s coffers to $41 million by the end of 2015, of which they reported only spending $5 million, leaving $36 million available for the campaign at the beginning of 2016.
As the 2016 Presidential election season gets into full swing, the Democrats are pointing to Soros’ contributions as a model for other wealthy liberals to follow suit with their own major donations. They are asking such political philanthropists to donate enough to build up a $1 billion fund to the sub-groups which have no giving limits. Much of the data for this article came from this Politico Story. You can also read more about George Soros here.