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Stacey Abrams gets $1M more from George Soros

George Soros, a liberal billionaire, sent $1 million more into Georgia to support Stacey Abrams’ run for the governorship. Campaign finance records were reviewed.

According to state filings, Soros’ DemocracyPAC II, a federal committee funded by $125 million from the financier sent the cash to One Georgia Inc. on Sept. 30, according to the filings. One Georgia Inc., a leadership committee that Abrams chairs and used to support her candidacy for the presidency, shares an address with her campaign and a treasurer.

Soros’ latest donation follows the $2.5 million he contributed between March and June. This brings his total support to the group up to $3.5million and makes him one of its biggest donors.

The filings reveal that Soros’ daughter Andrea Soros colombel donated $100,000 to One Georgia in August. Jennifer Allan Soros Soros, Soros’ daughter-in-law, donated $500 to One Georgia in September. Soros and his family have contributed $60,000 to Abrams’ campaign in this cycle.

Abrams has had a history of dealing with Soros-related entities for at least six years. Sage Works LLC, a company owned by Abrams, received $15,000 in consulting fees from the Georgia Safety & Justice PAC. This was entirely funded by $147,000 from Soros.

Georgia Safety & Justice PAC was instrumental in propelling Henry County District Attorney Darius Pattillo to the office at the same time that Soros started looking for progressive prosecutor candidates. He views this as a key component of reforming the criminal justice system.

Abrams attended the 2018 Atlanta meeting of the Democracy Alliance donor club. This is a group of wealthy progressives Soros co-founded and which helps to set the Democratic agenda. The Washington Free Beacon reported that Abrams gave a closed-door speech while there.

Tax forms reveal that $850,000 was later donated by Soros’ Open Society Policy Center to the New Georgia Project Action Fund. This fund, which is a dark money voter registration group founded by Abrams, was tax forms. Raphael Warnock, Georgia Democratic Senator, was the chair of the group at the time and appeared alongside Abrams at the donor confab.

One Georgia Inc’s leadership committee also received substantial donations from many other Democratic megadonors as well as Hollywood stars. Karla Jurvetson is a long-standing progressive activist and donor. She donated $1 million in July to One Georgia, in addition to her $2.5 million donation in June. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings donated 2 million dollars last month. Fred Eychaner, Chicago-based Newsweb Corp. chairman, gave $400,000 that month.

J.J. Abrams is the director of Star Trek: The Modern Movies. Since May, he has donated two $50,000 to One Georgia. He also donated $50,000 to his wife, the co-CEO at Bad Robot Productions. Stacey Abrams, who is a passionate Star Trek fan, has made it clear that she was a regular in “Star Trek: Discovery’s” final scene.

According to reports, Reid Hoffman, a co-founder of LinkedIn, donated $400,000 in June and Melinda Gates donated $200,000 in June.

Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw each contributed $50,000 in June, making smaller but still significant donations.

Ed Helms and Leonardo DiCaprio donated $25,000 each to the committee. Bryan Cranston and Lance Bass donated $10,000 each, and Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel donated $10,000. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, his wife, donated $5,500 and Barbra Streisand gave $1,500.

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