Son of Soros Launches Anti-Super Pac Super Pac?
Jonathan Soros, son of left-wing billionaire George Soros, is launching a new Super PAC called “Friends of Democracy” that will take aim at Super PACS. According to the New York Times:
Jonathan Soros has started a new Super PAC aimed at lessening the impact of Super PACs. He wants to use the $5 million to $8 million he plans on raising for negative ads aiming at politicians who oppose campaign finance reform.
“The irony is not lost on anybody,” Mr. Soros said. …
The most important, he said, is that candidates back creation of a system that encourages small donations from regular people. As an example of what he’d like to see more of, he points out that in New York, donations of $175 or less receive a 6-1 match from the government, making it more likely that candidates will seek those smaller contributions.
Secret money in politics was less of a problem for Jonathan Soros when his father George spent $24 million in two years in an attempt to defeat George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election.
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