A discussion of Jonathan Soros ’92 and his endeavor to make the campaign-finance overhaul a national issue, in USA TODAY. Soros, who studied government at Wesleyan and law at Harvard, is co-founder of the Friends of Democracy superPAC, Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and CEO of JS Capital Management.
Jonathan Soros thinks a push by the New York Legislature to tighten the state’s campaign-finance laws could give the issue national momentum if it’s successful.
The super PAC that Soros co-founded in April last year, Friends of Democracy, plans to double the number of House races — from eight in 2012 to 16 in 2014 — in which it will spend money backing candidates who support stricter campaign-finance laws. And it hopes to double the amount it raises, from $2.5 million last year to $5 million for the 2014 elections.
Seven of the eight House candidates backed by Friends of Democracy in last year’s elections won.
Image: from the Roosevelt Institute
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