The well known liberal donor George Soros has recently promised to continue the fight to protect the legacy of Democratic President Barrack Obama in the face of potential destruction at the hands of incoming President Donald Trump. Soros had largely remained a sidelined figure in U.S. politics following his major contributions to the 2004 election campaign of John Kerry; however, Soros made a major investment in the campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who many believed would easily win the 2016 Presidential election.
George Soros eventually came close to breaking his personal record for campaign funding with a $25 million contribution to Hillary Clinton and the Super PAC’s supporting her. Around $15 million itself was provided directly to Clinton’s campaign at http://time.com/4581137/george-soros-donald-trump-hate-crime-minorities-election/, with a further $10 million being donated to the numerous Super PAC’s hoping to win the elections for the Democrat candidate; the Priorities USA Super PAC was the major beneficiary of the Soros funding with more than $7 million reported to have been given to the group.
Over the course of the campaign George Soros also provided funding for many state level elections, including those for prosecutor elections in six different states. After the shocking victory for Donald Trump in the Presidential election, George Soros made the decision to change his personal schedule and attend the Democracy Alliance event that had been planned as a celebration for Democrat donors and leading figures from the left of U.S. politics. Soros made the decision to speak at the event on the last of three days in a bid to begin the planning process for the future of a Democratic Party that is looking for the best way to move forward in the future.
The Hungarian born George Soros has not decided to simply give up on the political process, but has instead decided to fight back beginning with a major push to win state level elections in 2017 and 2018. Despite his own personal success George Soros has been looking at his own role in the election campaign and that of other major liberal donors in a bid to make sure every step he taken in the future provides the best option for the future of the U.S. and the country.