Billionaire George Soros appears to have changed his mind about super PACs, and will give $1 million to the Barack Obama-supporting Priorities USA Action.
In addition to that donation, he will give $500,000 to two other super PACs supporting Congressional Democrats. Soros’ donations came as part of a Thursday gathering of liberal donors called the Democracy Alliance, who typically have focused on grass-roots organizations and research institutes.
The gathering, headlined by an appearance by former President Bill Clinton, was seen by many as a way of convincing donors who were reluctant to give to super PACs to do so. Soros had said earlier this year he was unlikely to give money to Priorities USA Action, and many other Democratic donors had followed suit. Read