Kasich Accepts Half a Million in Donations From Soros?
As the Republican race for a candidate moves past its latest collection of states, more delegates have been assigned and the field has narrowed to three contenders: billionaire Donald J. Trump, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich. With the attention that had to be spread over a bloated field has been reduced to these handful of potential nominees, some interesting things have come to light, about them, their campaigns and how they’re funded.
As the race stands, pundits, representatives and insiders of the Republican party have done all they can to throw their support behind any candidate that can oust Donald Trump from the race. While Cruz seems better positioned to do that, and has a delegate count that allows for the possibility to be competitive, many insiders are throwing their support behind the Ohio Governor, believing that his conservative message is more appealing by appearing more moderate and more in line with the party’s brand of conservatism. But how would Republican voters react knowing there’s a link between Kasich and a well known Democrat supporter?
New Day for America, a super PAC operating in support of John Kasich’s presidential campaign, recently received $488,375 in funding, according to records made public by the Federal Elections Commission. This sum of soft money comes from two financiers, Stanley Druckenmiller and Scott Bessent, fund managers with ties to Forbes billionaire investor George Soros.
George Soros has gained a degree of infamy from Republicans over the years due to his involvement in state and national elections and taking the side of Democrats exclusively. He’s spent a great deal of money in support of organizations like MoveOn.org and ACORN, has supported President Obama in either of his presidential elections and is currently supporting Hillary Clinton during this current race.
Latino Fox News reported on how George Soros’ political leanings have much to do with his idealistic leanings and philanthropic activities, like the admittance of Syrian refugees into the United States. This position in particular has made him highly critical of both Trump and Cruz who have voiced staunch opposition to admitting Muslim immigrants of any kind into the country, something Kasich does not share with the other Republican candidates.
After Florida Sentaor Marco Rubio bowed out of the presidential race, following his defeat in his home state of Florida, Kasich has managed some support for his race from third place, mostly to keep Trump from getting the necessary number of delegates and hopefully lead to a contested convention this summer. But with money flowing to him from investors tied to Soros, NY Books predicted most likely wanting to keep Trump off the ticket as well, it may prove problematic for him should Republican voters find out.
George Soros lived in Nazi occupied Hungary before fleeing to the United Kingdom in hopes of finding freedom. Eventually, he made his way to the United States where he began and excelled at a career in finance that would eventually make him one of the wealthiest people in the world.
Aside from his career in finance, Soros has been an active philanthropist and advocate for human rights. Through the Open Society Foundation, Soros has used his organization to advocate in the support of government transparency and the dissolution of oppressive regimes for over 40 years.