Radical philanthropist George Soros gave $8 million to pro-Hillary Clinton super PACs in 2015, Kenneth P. Vogel reports in Politico.
Six million of those dollars were donated in December. That tidy sum went to Priorities USA Action, which was part of the Brocktopus when it was founded. (The neologism refers to the network of activist groups and PACs created by sleazy ex-journalist David Brock. Brock severed ties with the outfit last year.)
Left-wingers pay attention to Soros’s campaign donations.
As Vogel writes:
Soros is seen as a bellwether among rich Democrats. He is one of the few liberals who has shown a willingness to drop eight-figures in an election cycle, having donated more than $20 million in 2004 to groups that tried to oust then-President George W. Bush. After the failure of that effort, Soros dialed back his big-money political spending.
Despite intense courtship in 2012, Soros gave only $1 million to Priorities USA, which at the time was dedicated to supporting President Obama’s reelection. That year he told a close Clinton ally that he regretted supporting Obama over her in the 2008 primaries and praised Clinton for giving him an open door to discuss policy, according to emails released last month by the State Department.
Priorities USA was among the many super PACs assiduously courting him heading into 2016, and his huge check is sure to be interpreted as an encouraging sign headed into an election cycle in which conservative billionaires are expected to donate more than $1 billion to super PACs and other unlimited money groups.