George Soros Pumps Another Half Million Dollars into Campaign to Block Newsom Recall
Latest cash injection from Soros brings total contribution to $1 million
Globalist billionaire George Soros has plowed another $500,000 to Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom’s campaign to block the California recall election.
The money has brought the total contribution to $1 million, making Soros one of Newsom’s top backers.
There are three separate considerable contributions by Soros, as reported by The California Secretary of State’s office:
Meanwhile, major Democratic donors are pumping cash into the battle to keep Newsom in office, the Hill reports.
Newsom faces a massive challenge from conservative talk radio host Larry Elder, who is winning in the polls to replace him.
Democratic Governors Association gave Newsom’s committee $5 million since the beginning of last month, including another $1 million on Tuesday, according to reports filed with the California secretary of state’s office.
Unions have also contributed almost as much, including the state Conference of Carpenters to the Service Employees International Union and the International Association of Fire Fighters.
Meanwhile, Native American tribes have contributed $1 million.
But the top donor for Newsome is Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings.
The top individual donor is Republican businessman John Cox, who has plowed almost $9 million to his own campaign.
Incumbents are not subject to the same campaign finance restrictions as challengers in recalled, under California law.
A new CalMatters analysis of the donors to the main anti-recall committee found that organized labor threw Newsom the largest financial lifeline — roughly 45% of the total, including $1.8 million from the teachers union and $1.75 million from the prison guards this week.
In June, Neon Nettle reported Newsom was set to receive an almost $9,000 raise following a vote from the California Citizens Compensation Commission (CCCC).
According to the outlet, Newsom’s current salary would now increase from $8,800 to $218,500 per year.