- The Washington Times - Monday, February 1, 2016

Liberal billionaire George Soros donated $6 million to the leading super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, according to new figures filed with the Federal Election Commission Sunday night.

Mr. Soros contributed $6 million to Priorities USA Action in December — a follow-up to $1 million he gave in the first half of the year. Priorities USA Action raised $25 million in the second half of 2015, meaning that Mr. Soros’s donation accounted for almost a quarter of the super PAC’s fundraising haul, The Hill reported.

His contribution made him the group’s top donor, followed by media mogul Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl, who gave $3 million, and financier Donald Sussman, who gave $1.5 million.

Mr. Soros had also previously given $1 million to the American Bridge 21st Century, a super PAC supporting Mrs. Clinton.

The magnate, a longtime Democratic donor, has made it clear that he’s not a fan of Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. In December, he wrote an op-ed urging people to resist their “siren song.”

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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