George Soros is Ready for Hillary
October 24th, 2013
03:31 PM ET
6 months ago

George Soros is Ready for Hillary

(CNN) - Ultra-wealthy hedge fund manager and liberal champion George Soros has thrown his weight behind the nascent campaign to push Hillary Clinton into the White House.

Ready for Hillary PAC – one of two organizations dedicated to building a campaign apparatus for the former first lady, senator, and secretary of state even before she officially decides to run – announced via Twitter Thursday that Soros had joined their team.

According to the tweet, Soros will co-chair the group’s national finance council.

Financially, Soros’s involvement is a major boon to the organization. The multibillionaire has a long history of supporting liberal causes. Among other things, he founded the Open Society Foundation, which is dedicated to building “vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.”

Soros has given millions of dollars to Democratic causes. In 2012, he donated $2.6 million to a trio of organizations, according to the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics. Soros gave $1 million to both the liberal super PAC Priorities USA Action and American Bridge 21st Century.

Politically, Soros is a lightning rod, and a favorite target of Republican activists and conservative commenters.

–CNN’s Jim Acosta and Bryan Koenig contributed to this report.


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soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    "I'm going to go out on the limb here .... Campaign Finance Reform. Now."

    Sorry, but the SCOTUS is poised to dismantle any chance of us not careening into a real plutocracy that eventually goes the way of the French Revolution. The conservatives and Kennedy are about to get rid of campaign donation limits for individuals and if they do that, it's over. Nobody without millions will ever be heard from again by our "representative" gov't.

    October 24, 2013 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  2. ThinkAgain: Hey, GOP, where's our $24 billion reimbursement check?

    @just saying: "... fact is the democrats have been bought and paid for by the socialists for a long time now. ... bernie sanders is the only one honest enough to come out of the socialist closet.

    No, it's just the reality of a political party that doesn't primary its members should they fall one tiny goosestep out of line makes your head explode.

    October 24, 2013 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  3. just asking

    George Soros is Ready for Hillary
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    how much did he pay for her??? does he pay by the pound or by the billions she makes for him???

    October 24, 2013 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  4. Tampa Tim

    We are being bombarded by Beck, Hannity, and Limbaugh talking points again.

    October 24, 2013 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  5. ???

    didn't soros crash an entire country's economy in order to make money? isn't this guy a major criminal?

    October 24, 2013 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  6. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Just sain, go back to kindergarten or preschool and get an education, unless your GOP teabag idiots cut the education funding moron!!!!!!

    October 24, 2013 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  7. cliffndort

    I am an independent voter who wholeheartedly backed Hillary Clinton against Barack Obama. Now, however, Hillary will never get my vote until she comes clean with what happened in Benghazi and the deaths of four of our citizens, including our ambassador. To quote Hillary "What difference does it make now", I say repeat that in person, Hillary, to the families of the four men who died because, under your watch, Hillary, they were murdered. Under your watch, Hillary, nothing was sent to increase security at our embassy in Libya, and not one personnel was sent to try to save our four men knowing that they were under attack and were going to die.

    What difference does it make now, Hillary. One vote you might have had, but will no longer go to you.
    =

    Vote for you. Not a chance.

    October 24, 2013 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  8. Ol' Yeller

    The conservatives are just po'ed because our billionaire donor has a soul, while none of theirs do.

    October 24, 2013 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  9. ThinkAgain: Hey, GOP, where's our $24 billion reimbursement check?

    @Sniffit: "The conservatives and Kennedy are about to get rid of campaign donation limits for individuals and if they do that, it's over. Nobody without millions will ever be heard from again by our "representative" gov't."

    I have long said that this is why Bush and Cheney stole the 2000 election: The Supreme Court. We're a nation of laws and once you have 5 of those 9 robes in your pocket, you pretty much control everything.

    Roberts, Scalia, Alito, Thomas ... I will not shed a tear for any of them when they leave this mortal coil.

    October 24, 2013 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  10. The Real Tom Paine

    -cliffndort

    I am an independent voter who wholeheartedly backed Hillary Clinton against Barack Obama. Now, however, Hillary will never get my vote until she comes clean with what happened in Benghazi and the deaths of four of our citizens, including our ambassador. To quote Hillary "What difference does it make now", I say repeat that in person, Hillary, to the families of the four men who died because, under your watch, Hillary, they were murdered. Under your watch, Hillary, nothing was sent to increase security at our embassy in Libya, and not one personnel was sent to try to save our four men knowing that they were under attack and were going to die.

    What difference does it make now, Hillary. One vote you might have had, but will no longer go to you.
    =

    Vote for you. Not a chance.
    ****************************
    Since I doubt you were ever an "independent voter" let me ask you if you would vote for a Republican, given the number of Americans who were killed by terrorist attacks at embassies around the world on their watch? I doubt you will answer, since I'm sure you are nothing more than another paid stalking horse for the Right to give a veneer of legitimacy to charges that have never been proven.

    October 24, 2013 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  11. Winston Smith

    Promised myself long ago when Bush was appointed then elected that the next time a republican got my vote, the devil himself would be scooping snowflakes out of his butt crack. Still mean it today. You're a bunch of power hungry losers, nothing more.

    October 24, 2013 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  12. The Real Tom Paine

    -Ol' Yeller

    The conservatives are just po'ed because our billionaire donor has a soul, while none of theirs do.
    ************
    Of course they are po'ed, because he strayed from the script written by Ayn Rand on how a virtuous billionaire should act.

    October 24, 2013 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "I am an independent voter who wholeheartedly backed Hillary Clinton against Barack Obama. Now, however, Hillary will never get my vote until she comes clean with what happened in Benghazi and the deaths of four of our citizens, including our ambassador."

    Blah blah blah I'm a blogger pretending to be the target audience for the GOP/Teatrolls' Benghazi conspiracy theory kangaroo court nonsense, and I'm trying to convince everyone that it worked to cause all sorts of independents to abandon her until she "comes clean"...so please, be just like me and claim you're an independent who for some reason is parroting substanceless Teatroll talking points verbatim as if he's never had an independent thought in all his life.

    October 24, 2013 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  14. ThinkAgain: Hey, GOP, where's our $24 billion reimbursement check?

    @cliffndort: Hey, numbskull, look up the whole testimony Hilary gave on Benghazi. Google it and read what was REALLY said in the exchange between Hilary and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis). You'll never see or hear this on Fox ... makes you wonder what else they're lying to you about, don't it?

    ********************
    The last exchange which contains the "difference" quote:

    Johnson: No, again, we were misled that there were supposedly protests and that something sprang out of that - an assault sprang out of that - and that was easily ascertained that that was not the fact, and the American people could have known that within days and they didn’t know that.

    Clinton: With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided that they’d they go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator. Now, honestly, I will do my best to answer your questions about this, but the fact is that people were trying in real time to get to the best information. The IC has a process, I understand, going with the other committees to explain how these talking points came out. But you know, to be clear, it is, from my perspective, less important today looking backwards as to why these militants decided they did it than to find them and bring them to justice, and then maybe we’ll figure out what was going on in the meantime.

    Johnson: OK. Thank you, Madame Secretary.

    October 24, 2013 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  15. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Hey clif dolt, your a teaparty GOP garbage of America IDIOT, join just stupid and get an education besides the fox dope channel, MOROM!!!!!

    October 24, 2013 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  16. just asking

    Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ conservatives,the garbage of America.
    Hey clif dolt, your a teaparty GOP garbage of America IDIOT, join just stupid and get an education besides the fox dope channel, MOROM!!!!!
    -–

    and MOROMS like you are hilarious calling others MOROMS.... you might also want to brush up on how to put together a meaningful sentence..... sigh..... another victim of our failed democrat union controlled public school systems.

    October 24, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  17. cliffndort

    George may be ready for Hillary, but I'm not. I was at one time when she ran against Obama, but the minute she uttered those famous words "What does it matter now" in regard to the four men who died in Benghazi, including our ambassador to Libya, who had pleaded for more military security, only to be rebuffed by Hillary's department- she lost my respect and also my vote. She, allowed four men to die, even after their pleas for more military support, then had the gall to say those never to be forgotten words. "What does it matter now". It matters to me.

    If Hillary decides to run for the presidency or any other office for that matter, I will be one of the first people on the streets, knocking on doors and supporting anyone of any political party opposing her.

    October 24, 2013 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
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