Infamous billionaire backer of liberal political causes George Soros on Monday directly dumped $200,000 into a group of Tuscaloosa PACs that has been Democratic gubernatorial nominee and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox’s biggest contributor.
The Soros contributions were revealed in mandatory financial disclosures that were filed Wednesday night. The treasurer of the PACs receiving the funds also serves as Maddox’s campaign treasurer, per FCC filings.
The conglomerate of PACs, compromised of Cash PAC, CMG PAC II, ET PAC, Leadership PAC, Pride PAC II and T-Town PAC II, has contributed nearly 30 percent of Maddox’s total amount raised over the course of his campaign.
The Soros contributions were made from 250 W 55th Street in New York City and in the name of “George Soros.” Soros Fund Management occupies multiple floors at this high-end Manhattan skyscraper.
Only single contributions of $20,000 or more needed to be disclosed on Wednesday, so smaller contributions could have been made to add to the $200,000 figure. This possibility will be answered in the next weekly fundraising reports, which are due on Monday.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn