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Big spenders have accounted for an estimated 43% of all political contributions during the 2021-2022 cycle compared to the 20% raised from small dollar donors, the next largest category. PACs have provided 8% of the money that has been raised.

 

The largest contributor of the current cycle has been George Soros, a prolific billionaire liberal donor who earned his fortune in the financial sector and chairs his investment firm Soros Fund Management. Soros has funneled more than $128 million to exclusively Democratic candidates and left-wing organizations since the cycle began.

Most of the money came in a single $125 million contribution in September 2021 to the Democracy PAC, a liberal super PAC he created in 2019, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) data. The super PAC has been linked to Democratic Party PACs and PACs associated with a variety of left-wing causes like racial justice and abortion. 

FEC records showed that Soros has also recently made maximum donations to Democratic candidates in swing state races such as senators Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., and Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., Cheri Beasley in North Carolina and Mandela Barnes, who is running to unseat GOP Sen. Ron Johnson in Wisconsin. Soros has also given millions of dollars directly to the Democratic National Committee and state Democratic parties.

 

In addition to Soros, Reid Hoffman, who co-founded LinkedIn and is a partner at Greylock Partners; Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, billionaire investor Sam Bankman-Fried, who founded cryptocurrency exchange FTX; Tom Steyer, the founder of hedge fund Farallon Capital Management and a 2020 Democratic candidate for president; Fred Eychaner, the founder of media company Newsweb Corporation; and Stephen Mandel, the founder of hedge fund Lone Pine Capital, have infused left-wing campaigns with cash.

Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO, and Michael Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor and founder of Bloomberg who ran for president in 2020 as a Democrat, have donated more than $5 million each exclusively to Democrats.:snip:

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Zuckerberg bankrolled Soros-backed group that may have illegally failed to disclose lobbying

 

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a group funded by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, delivered hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to a George Soros-backed nonprofit group that may have illegally failed to disclose its lobbying activities.

Alianza Americas, a 501(c)(3) pro-immigration nonprofit group, received $440,000 combined in 2019 and 2020 from CZI — including, in one case, money related to an issue Alianza appears to have lobbied Congress about during that same time period, according to CZI's grant database and tax records reviewed by the Washington Examiner.:snip:

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Schumer-aligned group pumps nearly $50M in secretive donations into midterms to save Senate majority

A dark money nonprofit associated with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has pumped nearly $50 million in secretive donations into the midterm elections as Democrats attempt to hang on to the Senate majority, filings reviewed by Fox News Digital show.

Majority Forward, a dark money nonprofit that hides its funders, on Oct. 12 funneled a $20 million contribution to the Schumer-aligned Senate Majority PAC (SMP) to elect and maintain Democrats in Congress's upper chamber, Federal Election Commission records reveal.

The donation is SMP's largest this election cycle and follows the roughly $27 million Majority Forward already passed to SMP, according to its records. Majority Forward is SMP's most significant funder for the midterm elections with $47 million now poured into the committee heading into the home stretch to Election Day.

 

"Liberals decry dark money, unless it's their own," Americans for Public Trust executive director Caitlin Sutherland told Fox News Digital. "The fact that this Schumer-backed group funneled $20 million to help Schumer keep his gavel, just weeks after his diatribe on the evils of money in politics, is the height of hypocrisy.":snip:

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