Alexander Soros, a son of billionaire philanthropist George Soros, met with influential Democrats shortly after being named chairman of the Open Society Foundations (OSF).
The meeting was his first with federal lawmakers, according to a Fox News report. It mimics his father’s trend of privately meeting with influential politicians, then publicly posting about the encounters.
Soros hosted House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries and a group of other high-ranking Democrats at the New York meeting earlier this month, including Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY).
Other influential Democrats attending include Reps. Pat Ryan, Gregory Meeks and Ritchie Torres. Photos posted to Instagram show Soros and Nadler in rumpled suits and sneakers aloft Manhattan.
Soros captioned one meeting photo to restore House Democrats to the majority in 2020. “And always supporting the sneaker caucus!” added Soros.
In the past, he frequently met with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). His public expressions of admiration for them and his ongoing dialogues demonstrate a continued affiliation with leading Democrats.
The new OSF Chairman has visited the White House several times to attend meetings that included Vice President Kamala Harris, according to a Fox News report. evidencing his access to the current administration.
As leader of one of the most influential liberal foundations in the country, Soros is in a position to exert significant sway. His political donations, though not as large-scale as those made by his father, have nevertheless been substantial.
His donations, totaling over $5 million to federal political causes to date, have largely favored Democratic campaigns and organizations.,
Noteworthy contributions include $2 million to the Schumer-aligned Senate Majority PAC and greater than $700,000 to the Biden Victory Fund, according to a DNYUZ report.
As Alex Soros steps into the shoes of his father, his interactions with key Democrats and his significant contributions to their causes continue to shape the political landscape.