Progressive Democrat Beto O’Rourke’s campaign to unseat Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently got a million-dollar boost from left-wing globalist George Soros.
The $1 million Soros donation was detailed in the latest campaign finance filing made by the O’Rourke campaign. The latest financial report shows that O’Rourke is pulling record-breaking donations. In the period between late February and June, the campaign took in $27.6 million. That is $2.7 million more than what the Abbott campaign reported over the same period.
Abbott still has a sizable lead in cash on hand, with $45.7 million, compared to the $23.9 million currently available to the O’Rourke campaign.
In 2018, O’Rourke ran to unseat incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. O’Rourke lost the race but performed above expectations and was a darling of national corporate media.
The campaign this year has seen O’Rourke savagely mocked for his recent claims that he has abandoned his earlier campaign promise to confiscate guns from Americans. While running in the crowded Democratic presidential primary in 2020, he said on a debate stage, “’Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15!”
Some Soros-endorsed candidates and elected officials have seen their fortunes turn since the 2020 election.
San Francisco voters have booted Soros darling Chesa Boudin from the district attorney’s office in a landmark recall election. Voters in Los Angeles County are currently mounting a similar recall effort against District Attorney George Cascon, who has also been significantly funded by a political action committee funded by Soros.
However, Soros continues his strategy of influencing American politics and culture by infiltrating local jurisdictions with pro-criminal radical leftists prosecuting attorneys. He is funding so-called “progressive” candidates for district attorney positions this year in places like Iowa and Maine.
Soros has successfully helped to install radical pro-crime prosecutors in some of America’s most dangerous cities, including Larry Krasner in Philadelphia, Kim Foxx in Chicago, and Kim Gardner in St. Louis.
A recent CBS News YouGov poll shows Abbott eight percentage points ahead of O’Rourke, 49% to 41%. However, Abbott’s approval rating statewide has dipped to 46% and his disapproval rate sits at 53%.
Abbott currently leads in the RealClearPolitics average polling by six points, 48% to 42%.
The Texas governor’s election will be held on November 8.