The Democrat’s may have suffered a major loss in the shock victory of Donald Trump during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election campaign, but the party can take solace in the fact the major political donor George Soros has made a return to major political giving that marks a comeback not seen since 2004. George Soros seems to always be named as the major donor to Democrat and liberal causes, but he is now as much of an inspiration for other donors as he is a major financial donor, Politico reports; during the 2016 election campaign Soros provided around $25 million in funding for the Hillary Clinton camp, that was surpassed by the $31 million given to the campaign by San Francisco based billionaire Tom Steyer who viewed the arrival of Soros as a reason why he should provide major funding for the campaign.
George Soros has taken a major step forward in advancing the rights of women with his backing of the campaign of Hillary Clinton, which follows on from his consistent backing of equality based groups who are backed by his Open Society Foundations network of charitable groups that act as an umbrella for the many charitable concerns of the Hungarian born hedge fund legend. Forbes reports the advancement of women’s rights groups has been reflected in the work of George Soros who became one of the leading backers of women’s rights and equal pay advocates when he appointed Dawn McKenzie to the role of Chief Investment Officer at Soros Fund Management. In terms of the campaign of Hillary Clinton for President, George Soros has always known of the political abilities and ambitions of the former Secretary of State and has backed them at various times in her career. In the buildup to the 2016 election campaign George Soros has been reported by Politico to have spent a large amount of time discussing policy and the aims for the future of Clinton and has gone so far as to admit to aides he believes he made a major mistake in not backing Clinton in 2008 over eventual President Barrack Obama. Know more about George Soros on Investopedia.
During 2016, George Soros donated around $13 million directly to the campaign of Hillary Clinton the confidence the Holocaust survivor has in the former First Lady has been shown; understanding the political situation across the planet has allowed Soros to make informed judgments over where he invests his political donations, including the use of Super PAC’s to back the candidate of his choice. Soros gave around $7 million to the Priorities USA Super PAC and a further $5 million to other Super PAC’s that have provided support to the Clinton campaign across the course of the 2016 election cycle.