One of the Democratic Party’s most enduring financial supporters is already throwing his money in for the 2016 presidential election. George Soros, a hedge fund manager and the 19th richest man in the United States according to Forbes, has agreed to help the super PAC drum up interest in Hillary Clinton for a 2016 presidential run.
The group tweeted today that Soros was joining the group as a co-chair of its national finance council. A statement released by Soros’ political director, Michael Vachon, confirmed the news and said Soros was “delighted to join more than 1 million Americans in supporting Ready for Hillary.”
Members of Ready for Hillary’s national finance council must donate or raise $25,000 on behalf of the super PAC. Other members of the national finance council include Esprit co-founder Susie Tompkins Buell, attorneys Steve and Amber Mostyn, and entrepreneur Jo Ousterhout, according to a Washington Post article.
Soros previously gave $1 million to Priorities USA, the super PAC that supported Barack Obama’s run for reelection in 2012. He also donated millions of dollars to several organizations attempting to stop President George W. Bush’s reelection in 2004.
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