George Soros's Son Pours Nearly $3 Million Into Democratic Coffers for Midterms

Alexander Soros has generously given to a number of committees, campaigns

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September 23, 2018

Alexander Soros, the son of liberal billionaire George Soros, has given nearly $3 million to Democratic committees this election cycle for the midterm elections, Federal Election Commission filings show.

Alex acts as the deputy chair of the Open Society Foundations, his father's nonprofit that disburses large sums of cash to liberal organizations and causes, and has followed in his father's footsteps in recent years by becoming a major liberal donor.

Alex's largest donation this cycle was for $2 million to the Senate Majority PAC (SMP), a committee launched by former staffers of retired Nevada senator Harry Reid that is dedicated to electing and keeping Democrats in the Senate.

SMP reports nearly $80 million in contributions this cycle, and Alex's $2 million donation makes him one of the top donors to the PAC, its filings show. The group has already dished out more than $30 million in independent expenditures this cycle backing Democrats.

Alex added $33,900 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's coffers. Another $101,700 was given to the committee's headquarters account while $101,700 went to the committee's recount account.

Alex supplied a maxed-out contribution of $33,900 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee with $101,700 going to both its headquarters and recount accounts.

In addition to the DCCC and DSCC, $33,900 was provided to the DNC with $101,700 going to its headquarters account.

Citizens for a Better Illinois, a super PAC established earlier this year to support Democrat Marie Newman in Illinois's 3rd congressional district during the Democratic primaries, received $35,000 from Alex. Newman was ultimately edged by incumbent Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinkski.

Soros additionally gave to dozens of Democratic Senate and House candidates for the midterms including maxed out contributions to the likes of Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren, Arizona Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema, Montana senator Jon Tester, Missouri senator Claire McCaskill, Florida senator Bill Nelson, and Nevada senator Jacky Rosen.

In the past, Soros has cozied up with Democratic leadership and posted pictures of himself drinking with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), the Daily Caller reported last year.

"Always great to catch up with senator @chuckschumer who has seized the moment as the head of the #democrats in the #senate and masterfully helped preserve the assault on our nations values and #democracy! Thank you Chuck! #chuckschumer #legend #opposition #dumptrump," Soros wrote on Instagram.

Soros put a total of $2,775,364.27 into backing Democrats this cycle and did not respond to requests for comment on the contributions.