The Hilary Clinton Presidential campaign may be involved in a close battle with Senator Bernie Sanders in the race for the Presidential nomination for the Democrat’s, but George Soros has now thrown his financial muscle behind the former Secretary of State. Politico reports the Clinton campaign saw two small donations made by Soros to two separate Super PAC’s backing Clinton. These small donations have been followed in December 2015 by a $6 million donation made by Soros to the Priorities USA Super PAC seeking to find the best way of easing the way for Hilary Clinton to the White House.
George Soros has always taken a powerful interest in politics around the world, including the formation of his Open Society Foundations that fought the apartheid regime in South Africa. Soros has been an active participant in the U.S. political world for a number of years, including an active role with the Democrats when the 2004 election cycle gave them the chance to unseat sitting President Bush. As the role of Super PAC’s began to grow the influence of Soros became more important to the Democrat’s, which saw his backing of Barrack Obama assist in his election as the President of the United States.
There are many reasons for the return of George Soros to the political fold during the 2016 election race, which include the fact he has become closer to the Clinton camp following the 2008 elections. In 2012, Soros gave just $1 million to the reelection campaign of President Obama, which followed his reported discussion on regretting not backing Clinton during the 2008 elections. Super PAC’s are destined to play a major role in the 2016 elections after conservative donors stated they were on course to pass the $1 billion barrier in Super PAC donations. In what could be one of the closest Presidential races in many years the use of Super PAC’s could play a major role in the election of the eventual President. Emails have shown the close relationship between Soros and Clinton the hedge fund expert explained had come from an open door policy towards him by the former First Lady.