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Can We Garner Soros Funds?
New York Times ^ | 5/7/2012 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

Posted on 05/07/2012 5:27:42 PM PDT by GregNH

After months on the sidelines, major liberal donors including the financier George Soros are preparing to inject up to $100 million into independent groups to aid Democrats’ chances this fall. But instead of going head to head with the conservative “super PACs” and outside groups that have flooded the presidential and Congressional campaigns with negative advertising, the donors are focusing on grass-roots organizing, voter registration and Democratic turnout.

The departure from the conservatives’ approach, which helped Republicans wrest control of the House in 2010, partly reflects liberal donors’ objections to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which paved the way for super PACs and unbridled campaign spending.

But in interviews, donors and strategists involved in the effort said they also did not believe they could match advertising spending by leading conservative groups like American Crossroads and Americans for Prosperity, and instead wanted to exploit what they see as the Democrats’ advantage in grass-roots organizing.

“Super PACs are critically important,” said Rob Stein, the founder of the Democracy Alliance, a group of liberal donors who will convene near Miami this week to discuss where to steer their money this year. But the liberal groups, he said, believe that local efforts and outreach through social media “can have an enormous impact in battleground states in 2012.”

In a move likely to draw in other major donors, Mr. Soros will contribute $1 million each to America Votes, a group that coordinates political activity for left-leaning environmental, abortion rights and civil rights groups, and American Bridge 21st Century, a super PAC that focuses on election-oriented research. The donations will be Mr. Soros’s first major contributions of the 2012 election cycle.

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TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: naturalborncitizen; obama; soros
Why can't we organize under a dem flag and get this money to register conservatives?
1 posted on 05/07/2012 5:27:53 PM PDT by GregNH
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To: GregNH

A lot of that money comes from taxpayers.


2 posted on 05/07/2012 5:32:39 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GregNH

Soros is partners with Obama and Romney.

And he owns the company that counts the US votes
in Spain.

Game over.


3 posted on 05/07/2012 5:35:51 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis

Yup.


4 posted on 05/07/2012 5:37:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: GeronL

I don’t care where it comes from, my idea is to stop it’s intended target.


5 posted on 05/07/2012 5:41:08 PM PDT by GregNH (If you are unable to fight, please find a good place to hide.)
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To: GregNH
“You can dump 10 or 20 million in TV ads in Ohio and try to reach the persuadable swing voters there, or you can up voter turnout among Latinos in Colorado and Arizona and win that way,” Mr. Phillips said. “It’s much cheaper.”

What more needs to be said? The Democrats are no longer interested in trying to reach the white middle class.

6 posted on 05/07/2012 6:08:54 PM PDT by Inyokern
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