Beto O’Rourke’s campaign gets huge cash infusion from George Soros

Gabe Kaminsky, DCNF

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.

For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected].


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles