ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Soros family is getting involved the race for attorney general of Minnesota, throwing their money behind Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN).
Alexander Soros, son of Democratic megadonor George Soros, is backing Ellison for attorney general, donating to a pro-Ellison political action committee (PAC).
A recent finance report for the People’s Lawyer PAC shows Soros donated $100,000 this month to the PAC. People’s Lawyer describes Ellison as the “the progressive pioneer we need as attorney general.”
Doug Wardlow, GOP-endorsed candidate for attorney general, was quick to respond to the outside influence on the race. In a recent campaign email, Ellison blasting Republicans for taking “dark money.” Wardlow called out the hypocrisy, slamming Ellison for the connection to Soros.
“It is no surprise that the Soros family is attempting to influence the election in favor of Keith Ellison,” Wardlow said. “While Ellison sent out an email 3 days ago talking about “dark money” in the Attorney General’s race, he seems to have no problem with money from the Soros family coming to his aid.”
“Minnesotans should be aware that the Soros family is trying to buy this election for Keith Ellison,” Wardlow added.
Soros previously endorsed Ellison for chair of the Democratic National Committee.
As the Founding Chair of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, I am proud to stand with a growing list of people like senators: @chuckschumer, @berniesanders, @alfranken and countless others in endorsing Congressman #keithellison for Chair of the DNC. Keith is as aligned with the values of the majority of Jewish voters as any politician I know, and one only needs look at the work he has done in congress to see that. @repkeithellison @bendthearc #bendthearc #dnc #trueprogressive #keithfordncchair #istandwithkeith
Peter Callaghan, a reporter for Minnpost, was the first to highlight the Soros donation in a tweet on Wednesday.