George Soros is a strong workhorse for the Democratic party. He is a strong advocate for criminal justice and immigration reform. Most recently he gave $2 million to a PAC, that worked to defeat Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Maricopa Strong received funds from George Soros as well as Laurene Powell Jobs and Texas energy billionaires Laura and John Arnold. Read his profile at Forbes.
Soros has spent the last few years fighting to defeat local prosecutors who are rewriting laws. Soros has also spent millions in three district attorney races: Houston’s Harris County, Gilpin and Jefferson counties in Colorado and Phoenix’s Maricopa County. Between the three races, he has contributed nearly $3 million dollars. Soros’s spending against Sheriff Arpaio is his largest investment in a local race. Soros has been fighting back against corrupt immigration and criminal justice policies.
George Soros’ funded Maricopa Strong spent $2.9 million in the race, funding a flurry of TV ads and mailers, promoting candidate Paul Penzone and attacking Arpaio. Soros usually works alone when it comes to spending in local campaigns but Jobs and Arnolds joined him in funding Maricopa Strong. Soros wanted to defeat Sheriff Joe Arpaio because he violated civil rights and abused his office. Also because of his influence on the immigration conversation nationwide has been dangerous.
Democrats and PACs have been attempting to defeat Arpaio since 2012. George Soros continues to be a strong financier, when it comes to the issues that matter to him. Soros supports immigration, because of his experience of growing up in Hungary. Soros’ efforts came as Arpaio was found guilty of civil contempt of court and facing up to six months in jail. George Soros has financially supported the Democratic Party throughout the 2016 election; he gave millions in support of Hillary Clinton and gave millions to fix our corrupt criminal justice system.
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