Soros’s reach is international. He has a huge network of international do-gooder organizations that promote his pet causes. And he is a reliable, if sometimes shadowy, contributor to Democratic Party causes in the U.S.
But Soros’s son Alexander is emerging as a major player in Democratic politics. According to the Federal Election Commission, Alexander contributed $650,000 to Democratic campaigns and various committees in 2017.
In 2014, Alexander Soros only contributed $88,000 to campaigns and liberal organizations. But during the 2016 election cycle, he gave $4.5 million. It’s clear that the younger Soros is stepping up his political activity as his 87-year-old father slinks into the background. He seems every bit as interested in advancing liberal causes as the elder Soros and appears to have the energy and the appetite to put his mark on American politics.
It’s all legal, of course, but what kind of influence do these billionaires from both parties really have? The Koch Brothers’ network of big money donors and conservative activist groups spent half a billion dollars in the 2016 election and came away net losers. Those Democratic billionaires have been spending huge amounts of money on elections and their party has been decimated on every level.
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