Soros to Contribute $2 Million to Left-Leaning Groups

Jonathan Miller
National Journal

George Soros, the billionaire financier who has poured tens of millions of dollars into previous elections, has waded into the 2012 race in what is – at least for him – a modest way, according to The New York Times.

Soros will donate $1 million each to America Votes, which coordinates election activity for liberal groups, and American Bridge 21st Century, a super PAC that focuses on opposition research on conservatives.

The $2 million in contributions is likely being made in the hope of attracting other donors, The Times reports. Soros, whose net worth is estimated at $20 billion, according to Forbes, donated $23.7 million to Democrats in 2004, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, but only $5 million in 2008.