Since 2018 two prominent members of the Soros family have donated thousands of dollars to help Keith Ellison become or remain Minnesota’s attorney general.
According to a campaign finance disclosure, George Soros and his son Alexander each gave Ellison’s 2022 reelection campaign $2,500 in October of last year.
Ellison appears to be one of the only individual candidates in Minnesota to whom the Soros’ have personally donated money.
Aside from Ellison’s campaign itself, Alexander Soros gave a whopping $100,000 to the People’s Lawyer PAC in June 2018. Per the Washington Free Beacon, the People’s Lawyer PAC was an independent expenditure committee created to help elect Keith Ellison, then a congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives, to the attorney general’s office.
The Free Beacon added in its October 2018 report that Alexander Soros’ donation “represent[ed] slightly less than half of all funds raised by the committee.”
According to FEC data, George Soros has given $250,000 to the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) State Central Committee, the party’s governing body, in both 2018 and 2022.
And in August 2020, Alexander Soros gave $5,000 to the Minnesota House DFL Caucus.
— Alexander Soros, PhD (@AlexanderSoros) August 17, 2022
George Soros is the founder and principal funder of the Open Society Foundations, while his son Alexander serves as deputy chair.
According to its website, the Open Society Foundations gives out thousands of grants every year to help “build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.”
Critics point out how virtually all of the Soros-connected grants and donations go toward left-wing and even far-left causes. Soros has spent tens of millions to help elect dozens of prosecutors in major U.S. cities, many of whom take a soft-on-crime approach.
The Open Society Policy Center once donated $500,000 to a group supporting the abolition of the Minneapolis Police Department and its replacement with a “department of public safety.” A ballot initiative on that issue, supported by Ellison and other prominent Minnesota Democrats, was rejected by Minneapolis voters last November.