George Soros Notches Another District Attorney Primary Victory

Soros poured nearly $1 million into Bexar County race

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Yet another candidate for district attorney primarily financed by liberal billionaire George Soros has won a primary election—this time in Texas.

The Daily Caller notes that Joe Gonzales defeated incumbent Nico Lahood in Tuesday's Democratic primary for district attorney in Bexar County, Texas. Bexar County, which includes the city of San Antonio, is one of the most populous counties in the United States.

Soros infused nearly $1 million into the race through the Texas Justice & Public Safety PAC, a super PAC established for the sole purpose of backing Gonzales. Gonzales will now face Republican Tylden Shaeffer, a criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor in the county, on Nov. 6.

Soros operates in the same manner in almost every city that he enters: The wealthy financier will set up a super PAC, deposit funds well above what others would raise for a district attorney's race, back his candidate, refund himself any excess money at the conclusion of an election, and then dissolve the PAC.

Soros has already quietly funded a number of far-left district attorney candidates in a number of cities.

Prior to Gonzales, Soros most recently poured nearly $2 million in funding in Philadelphia's district attorney's race to support far-left candidate Larry Krasner. Krasner, who previously sued the police department more than 75 times and represented the likes of Black Lives Matter during his time as a defense attorney, defeated seven Democratic challengers thanks to major funding from Soros.

The committee that Soros established for Krasner, the Philadelphia Justice & Public Safety PAC, was also the first PAC ever established in the city of Philadelphia for a district attorney's race.

Republican prosecutor Beth Grossman, who ran against Krasner, told the Washington Free Beacon prior to the election that she worried Philadelphia would turn into another Baltimore or Chicago if Krasner were to win. Krasner defeated Grossman by nearly 40 percentage points in the overwhelmingly liberal city.

Krasner purged 31 prosecutors from the DA's office just four days after being sworn into his position. Most of the prosecutors pushed out of the office were in the homicide division, drug enforcement, and civil asset forfeiture units.

Soros has now funded DA races in Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Louisiana, and New Mexico, among others. Soros-backed candidates have won nearly every election they've ran in due to their large cash advantage over their opponents.

The Democracy Alliance, a liberal dark money donor network where each member vows to send hundreds of thousands in funding to approved groups, which was co-founded by Soros, talked of ramping up involvement in district attorney races at their secretive fall investment conference late last year, documents obtained by the Free Beacon show.

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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 His Twitter handle is @JoeSchoffstall.

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