District Attorney candidates supported by George Soros win elections

Far-left district attorney candidates who appeared on the November ballot and were backed by billionaire George Soros swept their election, according to a nationwide search of records and election results.

Fox News Digital conducted a search of campaign finance databases in 50 states and identified at least four prosecutor candidates who received financial support from Soros and won their November elections, including two newcomers and two candidates he previously supported.

Soros’ tenure as District Attorney includes his longtime treasurer, Whitney Tymas, establishing “pop-up” political action committees in states where he targets prosecutors. Once set up, the financier injects money into the PACs, which typically spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to support their preferred candidates. The PACs typically disband after the elections.

In some previous cases, Tymas set up city-level committees, as in Philadelphia for District Attorney Larry Krasner. Fox News Digital’s sweep included only government databases, meaning there could be more candidates.

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Billionaire George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC, speaks during an event on day two of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland May 24, 2022.

Billionaire George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC, speaks during an event on day two of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland May 24, 2022.
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Among the Soros-backed candidates who made it to November’s election is Kimberly Graham in Iowa. Last summer, Graham received more than $300,000 in assistance from the financier in her Democratic primary for Polk County prosecutor. The progressive candidate faced Republican defender Allan Richards in Tuesday’s general election but easily beat him by nearly 14 percentage points.

Soros directed $300,000 to the Maine Justice & Public Safety PAC in May. That money supported Jackie Sartoris, who defeated Cumberland County’s Democratic District Attorney Jonathan Sahrbeck in a June primary. No Republican or independent candidate ran against Sartoris, making her a candidate for the general election.

In Texas, Soros spent hundreds of thousands in cash at the last minute to support Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzalez and Dallas District Attorney John Creuzot, whom Soros had previously helped get into office. Gonzalez fended off Republican challenger Marc LaHood while Creuzot defeated Republican challenger Faith Johnson by 20 percentage points.

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Billionaire George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC, speaks at an event on day three of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2020.

Billionaire George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC, speaks at an event on day three of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2020.
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The district attorney’s latest cash round follows years of efforts. Soros sees prosecutors as an essential part of the criminal justice system’s overhaul and has funded dozens of far-left prosecutor candidates, including Krasner in Philadelphia, Kim Foxx in Chicago, Kim Gardner in St. Louis and George Gascón in Los Angeles.

Soros has also funded numerous initiatives aimed at overhauling the criminal justice system. In 2020, his Open Society Foundations network pledged $70 million to local efforts toward such reforms, part of a larger $220 million push for racial equality.

In addition, Soros has poured money into an effort calling for the abolition of the police force. In 2019 and 2020, his Foundation to Promote Open Society, a nonprofit in his vast network, committed $4.5 million to the Safety and Responsibility Community Resource Hub, Fox News Digital previously reported.

Far-left billionaire George Soros is best known for pumping large sums of money to Democratic candidates.

Far-left billionaire George Soros is best known for pumping large sums of money to Democratic candidates.
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Soros’ money helped launch the group, which has been examining “alternatives to policing related to the abolition of the police,” the group’s memo to organizers said.

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Soros’ Open Society Policy Center, his nonprofit organization, also donated $500,000 to the failed 2021 effort to “dismantle” and replace the Minneapolis Police Department. This effort was spearheaded by far-left activists and supported by Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Michael Vachon, Soros’ spokesman, did not immediately respond to a Fox News Digital inquiry about his DA money.



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