Uber liberal billionaire George Soros has been quietly working behind the scenes on the political stage, funding local district attorney races in multiple states.
This has been going on for the past couple of years and on Tuesday he won another victory in Philadelphia.
Via the Free Beacon: Larry Krasner, a progressive defense attorney who has joked that he built a career that made him “completely unelectable,” made his way out of a crowded Democratic field of eight candidates before defeating Republican prosecutor Beth Grossman by more than 40 percentage points in Tuesday’s district attorney election in Philadelphia.
Krasner, who has represented Occupy Philadelphia and Black Lives Matter, and has sued the police department more than 75 times, had a major fundraising advantage that was provided almost exclusively by Soros, who has made it a mission to fund district attorney races throughout the country and has notched victories along the way.
This ‘Soros model’ is cloned in almost every city: a financier establishes political action committees, then pours money into local races and once the election is done everything is shut down.
On April 28, Soros initially cut a $1,450,000 check to the Philadelphia Justice and Public Safety PAC, a super PAC that was established with the sole intent of backing Krasner. The PAC lists its address as the Perkins Coie law office, a Washington, D.C.-based powerhouse law firm that represents a number of Democratic politicians, committees, and interests. Whitney Tymas, who has been involved with a number of Soros PACs, is the operator of the Philadelphia Justice & Public Safety PAC.
Soros gave $214,000 more to the PAC on May 23, bringing the total amount in support of Krasner to $1.7 million, an unusual high for the average district attorney race. This was the first time a PAC had supported a candidate for district attorney in the city.
Beth Grossman, the Republican nominee, told the Free Beacon in August that she was worried a Krasner victory would turn the city into Chicago or Baltimore.
“I have concerns, if he [Krasner] gets elected, my opponent, I don’t want us to turn into a Baltimore,” Grossman was quoted. “I don’t want us to turn into a Chicago. It’s really disturbing—we have one of the finest public defenders offices in the country, we don’t need two.”
Krasner is on track to be one of the most progressive DA’s in the nation.
Other states Soros has flooded with millions of dollars for DA races are:Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and New Mexico.
Soros was the sole funder of a super PAC last year in Ohio that supported Democratic prosecutors in the state. After the candidates had won, the committee refunded Soros his money and the PAC was shut down.