Soros makes big move in Colorado as left-wing cash pummels down-ballot candidates

Article author: 
Simon Lomax
Article publisher: 
The Complete Colorado
Article date: 
25 October 2016
Article category: 
Colorado News
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... New York hedge fund tycoon George Soros has dramatically escalated his involvement in the battle for control of the state legislature, reinforcing the efforts of other left-wing groups and donors – including California billionaire Tom Steyer – in Colorado’s down-ballot races this year.

Immigrant Voters Win CO, a group funded by Soros, has spent close to $190,000 in recent weeks in a number of key state legislative races, according to state campaign finance records. The cash, mostly for canvassing voters, is boosting several Democratic candidates: Rachel Zenziger (SD-19), Jenise May (SD-25) Dafna Michaelson Jenet (HD-30), Joe Salazar (HD-31), Jason Munoz (HD-47) and Dave Young (HD-50). The money comes from a national group, Immigrant Voters Win PAC, which has received $3 million from Soros...

To be clear: Soros, Steyer and the other donors of the Democracy Alliance have every right to promote their ideas and spend how they wish in politics, as we all do under the First Amendment. But Colorado voters deserve to know about their role in this year’s elections and what their political agenda would mean for our state. Instead, Colorado’s political press has been largely fixated on spending from the right.


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Steyer’s got company: Billionaire George Soros makes a play for Colorado’s state legislature, by Simon Lomax, The Complete Colorado, August 2, 2016.