Soros Clones: 5 Liberal Mega-Donors Nearly as Dangerous as George Soros

From Buffett to Bloomberg, top left-wing supporters give $2.7 billion to push a liberal agenda.

Born: 1970

Net Worth: Unknown. His 83-year-old father, George Soros is worth $23 billion.

Foundation: Jonathan and Jennifer Allan Soros Foundation

Rating: 3 out of 5

Media Outlets: Center for Responsive Politics

The third of the five Soros children, Jonathan Soros is a good candidate to take the reins left by his father. While Jonathan wasn’t as wealthy as other major donors, he was well-connected and active in liberal funding networks. 

Soros presented an odd double standard. One on hand, he campaigned as head of his own PAC, the Friends of Democracy PAC, to “get money out of politics.” Yet, the younger Soros was simultaneously vice chairman and director of the board for his father’s Open Society Foundation, which has given hundreds of millions to liberal causes. 

His hypocrisy was obvious enough: the Friends of Democracy PAC focused on removing conservative money from elections. During the 2012 election cycle, Friends of Democracy targeted eight members of the House of Representatives – all Republicans. According to the “2012 Success” page of its website, seven of these eight members lost their elections.

Despite claiming to want to end the influence of PACs, Friends of Democracy used its position as a PAC to accomplish its goal. It promised to target “up to ten additional House races” during the upcoming 2014 election.

Jonathan Soros was also praised by news outlets, including ABC News and Politico, as the answer to political “dark money” woes. The “journalists” at these outlets have reported nothing but glowing reviews, acting as little more than a PR campaign for Soros’ agenda.

Soros was also a member of the highly secretive Democracy Alliance, a group of liberal bankrollers that his father helped to create. According to the Alliance, “progressives' long term success hinges on our ability to fundamentally change our current political system – including large questions about who can vote, the role money should play in politics, and what our courts look like.”

A leaked briefing book from the Democracy Alliance included a “Progressive Infrastructure Map Spring 2014” listing 172 liberal groups that the Alliance encouraged its supporters to donate to.

The briefing book also highlighted 21 organizations the Alliance viewed as success stories. These "successes" included items like:

  • "Met goal to coordinate campaigns to block conservatives agendas" (America Votes)
  • "Met goal to promote progressive vision of the law" (American Constitution Society)
  • "Met goal to advance progressive state policies" (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
  • Another highlighted group, Progressive Majority, boasted that it helped "elect 60 progressives and flip six local governments" in 2013 alone.

Partial List of Jonathan Soros’ Donations Since 2002:

  • Open Society Institute: $36,858,071
  • Planned Parenthood: $590,000
  • Center for Reproductive Rights: $359,000
  • Brennan Center for Justice: $100,000