O’Rourke who’s running against a two-term Republican Governor. Greg Abbott in November’s election He announced last week that he raised $27.6 million from February to June, beating Abbott with $2.7 million and breaking the previous record of fundraising for Texas.
The report on O’Rourke’s campaign finances was made available online on Tuesday. It reveals that Soros has contributed $1 million which was announced on June 23 to the Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign.
Soros is a Hungarian-born American billionaire businessman and philanthropist who has been a major contributor in the support of Democratic Party candidates and causes for many years.
Texas Democrat Governor-elect Beto O’Rourke addresses an event for primary elections held in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 1st 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
The announcement of fundraising campaign was announced by O’Rourke a former congressman who hails from El Paso, Texas, who was on the verge of ousting the GOP Senator. Ted Cruz in the 2018 Senate election, but was unsuccessful in his bid in 2020 for the Democratic Presidential nomination announced on Tuesday seven weeks of 70-stops and 70-stops of party tour that will cover over 65 counties in Texas.
Abbott holds a mid to upper single-digit lead against O’Rourke in the latest polls of public opinion for the Texas governor’s race.
A billionaire investor George Soros speaks to the crowd on the Schumpeter Award in Vienna, Austria June 21, 2019. (REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo)
The first person to recognize that Soros gift for O’Rourke’s campaign Was Texas Tribune political reporter Patrick Svitek.
Although O’Rourke beat Abbott in terms of fundraising during the most recent report period, Abbott maintained a large cash-on-hand advantage of $45.7 million, which was well over O’Rourke’s $23.9 million.