George Soros Gives Financial Backing to Beto O'Rourke's Gubernatorial Campaign
© AP Photo / John LocherDemocratic presidential candidate and former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke listens during a gun safety forum Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Las Vegas.
© AP Photo / John Locher
Democrat Beto O’Rourke managed to raise $27.6 million from February through June, although his electoral opponent, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, maintained a significant “campaign cash on hand advantage.”
Former US House Representative Beto O’Rourke, who is now running for governor of Texas as a Democratic candidate, apparently received a sizeable financial contribution from George Soros last month.
According to Fox News, O’Rourke’s recently published campaign finance report shows that Soros contributed some $1 million to Beto’s election effort in June.
The development comes as O’Rourke revealed that he raised $27.6 million from February through June, thus setting a new record for fundraising in Texas, the media outlet points out.
While O’Rourke managed to raise $2.7 million more than Texas Governor Greg Abbott, whom he is trying to unseat, the latter reportedly maintained a significant “campaign cash on hand advantage.”
9 June 2022, 08:48 GMT
O’Rourke isn’t the only Democratic gubernatorial candidate who has received financial support from Soros this year, as, for example, his Democracy PAC II donated $1 million in March to One Georgia Inc., a leadership committee whose goal is to aid Stacey Abrams’ effort to get elected as governor of Georgia.