The super PAC backing Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has received millions in funding from left-leaning billionaires like George Soros to ensure that Senate Democrats retain their majority after the 2024 election. On June 22, Fox News announced that Soros’s Democracy PAC II had donated $2.5 million to Senate Majority PAC. Soros’s firm contributed $16 million to the Schumer-affiliated PAC between February and June, contributing to the $37 million generated in the first six months of this year.
Stephen Mandel, founder of Lone Pine Capital and a prominent liberal donor, sent the Senate Majority PAC 3 million bucks. Mandel had previously given another huge federal donation- he forked over $5 million to the Future Forward PAC in 2016. The PAC was accused of having ties to dark money. They were a pro-Biden organization.
Netflix’s chairman, Reed Hastings, gave $2 million to the Senate Majority PAC in May. Hastings backs the Biden Victory Fund, the Hillary Clinton Victory Fund, and the Barack Obama Victory Fund. In June, Fred Eychaner, founder of Newsweb Corporation, an alternative newspaper publisher, gave $2 million to a group with ties to Schumer. In the same month, former eBay president Jeffrey Skoll donated $1.5 million.
Businessman Phillip Ragon, oil industry heiress Stacy H. Schusterman, and philanthropist Deborah Simon gave $1 million to Senate Majority PAC between February and June. According to filings, millionaire heiress and gardener Amy Goldman Fowler contributed $500,000 to Senate Majority PAC in May, joining the likes of businessman Henry Laufer and his wife, Marsha Laufer, who each gave the PAC $500,000.
According to JB Poersch, president of the Senate Majority PAC, the Democrats are now more equipped to oppose Mitch McConnell’s roster of corporatists and fringe, dark horse candidates thanks to the successful fundraising efforts. George Soros’s 37-year-old son, Alex Soros, has met with Schumer at least nine times in 2019.
Between 2016 and 2018, Alex Soros gave more than $5.5 million to Senate Majority PAC.
Somehow, Schumer manages to criticize the very behaviors he participates in.