George Soros donates $5.1 million to new super PAC ahead of 2020 election
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George Soros donates $5.1 million to new super PAC ahead of 2020 election

Longtime donor to Democratic Party has spent over twice as much as he had at this point in campaign leading to 2016 vote

In this photo from January 26, 2013, George Soros attends the World Economic Forum at the Swiss resort of Davos. (Eric Piermont/AFP)
In this photo from January 26, 2013, George Soros attends the World Economic Forum at the Swiss resort of Davos. (Eric Piermont/AFP)

JTA — George Soros has donated $5.1 million to a new super Political Action Committee (PAC) ahead of the 2020 presidential election — over twice as much as he had spent at this point in the campaign leading up to the 2016 election, Politico reported Wednesday.

The Hungarian-born Jewish billionaire’s Democracy PAC is his first involvement in the 2020 election cycle.

Soros, a longtime donor to the Democratic Party, has not and does not plan to weigh in on any of the Democratic candidates during the primary stage, according to Politico. He told The Washington Post last year that doing so could “divide the Democratic party.”

Soros eventually spent $20 million on the 2016 race, one of the largest amounts for a donor in either party.

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