George Soros gave $1 million to help Beto O’Rourke overthrow Texas Governor Greg Abbott
Left-leaning Democratic mega-donor George Soros has donated $1 million to help Beto O’Rourke’s efforts to overthrow Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott, according to filings.
Filings with the Texas Ethics Commission released Tuesday show the billionaire donated the sum to the Beto for Texas political action committee in June, According to The Hill. O’Rourke’s campaign confirmed the donation at the point of sale.
O’Rourke has benefited from laws in Texas that allow uncapped campaign donations. According to filings, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee has received a number of donations in the more than six or seven figures.
Soros, 91, frequently supports progressive causes. He spent at least $40 million supporting liberal prosecutorial candidates between 2014 and 2021, according to a report by the Virginia-based Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund.
Moreover, the progressive investor gave more more than $125 million to a Democratic-aligned super PAC to boost Democratic groups and candidates ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
Soros handed over his donation to Democracy PAC, which he implemented in 2019. Democracy PAC is its main political action committee to support Democrats in what was a “long-term investment” beyond the 2022 election.
He has also spent tens of millions of dollars funding media properties, including journalism schools and industry organizations, according to a report by the Media Research Center.
Matt Palumbo, author of ‘The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside George Soros’ Secret Network,’ said the billionaire funds many left-wing groups, media companies and political candidates through his Open Society Foundation.
Palumbo, during an interview for EpochTV’s “Facts Matter,” also said that Soros used his influence to control what was written about him.
Soros’s foundation claims to promote democracy and individualism, but in reality it supports a more radical agenda, Palumbo said.
Abbott leads O’Rourke
According to a report by the University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs, Abbott leads O’Rourke by 5% among likely voters (pdf).
The report says Abbott leads at 49% to O’Rourke’s 44%, with 5% undecided and 2% intending to vote for libertarian Mark Tippetts.
“More than nine out of 10 Abbott (95%) and O’Rourke (92%) voters are certain of their vote choice, while 5% and 8% indicate they may change their minds by November,” indicates the report.
“Abbott holds a 27% (60% to 33%) lead over O’Rourke among white voters, while O’Rourke holds a 72% (80% to 8%) lead over Abbott among black voters, and a 9% (51% to 42%) lead among Latino voters.”
Women favor O’Rourke (6%) while Abbott tops O’Rourke with support from men (18%), according to the report.