Beto O’Rourke’s Campaign Gets Huge Cash Infusion From George Soros

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Left-wing billionaire George Soros has donated $1 million to Beto O’Rourke’s Texas gubernatorial campaign, according to the Democratic candidate’s campaign finance report released Tuesday.

Soros gave the money to O’Rourke’s campaign on June 23, a filing with the Texas Ethics Commission shows. O’Rourke, who is challenging Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this upcoming November, raked in a state record $27.6 million in fundraising between late February and June.

“Texas is the biggest puzzle piece the Democrats are missing to creating a permanent majority,” Matt Mackowiak, a Texas-based Republican strategist, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “It’s a sign that Soros’ viewpoint and his platform aligns with Beto. For him to make that kind of investment to a candidate is pretty significant.”

Soros, the founder and chair of the Open Society Foundations, a major grant making network that backs left-leaning initiatives, gave the funds through his investment firm Soros Fund Management.

Soros’ donation to the Texas candidate comes on the heels of the billionaire contributing hundreds of thousands to a Texas political action committee (PAC) called Justice and Public Safety that has backed left-wing prosecutors for office.

“Soros’ donation is going to be a problem for Beto,” Mackowiak also said. “He’s inserted himself into this race in a way that I think is politically unhelpful for Beto.”

A representative for Soros did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Kelly Offield is an investigative journalist and columnist for NRN, specializing on Big Tech's control of information. Click the red bell on the bottom left to turn on NRN's website notifications and watch Kelly Offield's author page to follow the developments of his column.