Soros’s Son Continues Generous Donations to Dems with Maxed Out DNC Contribution

Alexander Soros quietly stepped up his political giving the last election cycle

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Alexander Soros, son of liberal billionaire George Soros and the managing partner of Soros Brothers Investments, gave $33,900 to the Democratic National Committee, according to Federal Election Commission records.

The $33,900 donation from Alexander Soros to the DNC, the maximum amount that can be given to a national party in a calendar year, was made on April 28, records show. Alex also provided a $2,700 contribution to Friends of Maria, the campaign committee of Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell (Wash.), and $1,000 to Ossoff for Congress, the campaign committee of failed Georgia Democratic candidate John Ossoff this year.

Alex has outpaced his father in political giving to Democratic campaign committees so far this cycle. George Soros provided a $2,700 donation to Sen. Cantwell's campaign and a $1,000 contribution to John Ossoff, filings show.

Alexander, who has posted pictures of himself on social media day-drinking with Democratic leadership, including Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y), has quietly stepped up as a major donor to liberal campaigns and causes in recent years. Throughout the 2016 election cycle, Alex increased his donations to Democrats by millions of dollars, the Washington Free Beacon previously reported.

The Senate Majority PAC, the political action committee of now-retired Democratic Sen. Harry Reid (Nev.), was the biggest beneficiary of contributions from Alex, who gave $3.5 million to the PAC between August and November 2016.

Alex added a $1 million donation to Priorities USA Action, the largest Democratic super PAC that backed failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. George Soros gave $9.5 million the super PAC throughout the 2016 cycle, making him the largest contributor to the group.

Alex also gave a $33,400 to the Democratic National Committee and another $33,400 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). In addition to the national party, Alex cut $10,000 checks to numerous state Democratic parties including Illinois, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Texas, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

He maxed out contributions to Hillary Clinton, former Sen. Russ Feingold (D., Wisc.), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D., N.Y.), now the deputy chair of the DNC.

Soros gave more than $4.5 million to Democratic efforts in the 2016 cycle, a drastic uptick compared to the $400,000 he gave throughout the 2014 election cycle.

Alex did not return requests for comment by press time.

 

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Joe Schoffstall is a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon. Previously, he spent three years with the Media Research Center and was most recently with the Capitol City Project. He can be reached at Schoffstall@freebeacon.com. His Twitter handle is @JoeSchoffstall.

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