Soros-Backed Group Makes Huge Investment to Defeat Trump

  • 2019-02-22
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Soros-Backed Group Makes Huge Investment to Defeat Trump
By Niccolò Caranti [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
Priorities USA, the largest Democratic super PAC, announced the initial investment of $100 million in four leading swing states as part of a wholesale effort to defeat President Trump's reelection.

The Washington Free Beacon's Cameron Cawthorne reports:
 

Guy Cecil, the super PAC's chairman, held a briefing with reporters earlier in the morning, where he argued polling shows Democrats have "opportunity to expand the electorate to the largest, if not certainly the largest in a generation." In order to do that, the Democratic party shouldn't waste time and must start building an apparatus, he said. The group's initial investment will be in Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, according to NBC News.

Liberal billionaire George Soros donated at least $9.5 million during the 2016 election cycle and $5 million to the group during the 2018 election cycle, making him one of its biggest donors. They also received millions of dollars from the House Majority PAC, which accepts money from corporations and PACs.

"We are going to have a long, year-and-a-half long, sustained conversation with these 2, 2.5 million voters in these four states," Cecil said.

The four states represent 75 Electoral College votes and were critical in helping Trump defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016.  A large majority of the $100 million investment will be spent on digital ads and infrastructure in the states, NBC News reported.


Priorities USA is restricting its messaging to economic issues and how the president's temperament and actions are perceived to have affected them.
 Source: AAN
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