(FiveNation.com)- Back in March, just a few days after she qualified to run for Georgia Governor, Stacey Abrams received a million dollars from billionaire Leftist George Soros.
Soros’ million dollar contribution was funneled through his Super PAC, Democracy PAC II, which then donated the money to Abrams’ leadership PAC, One Georgia.
But donating to political candidates in Georgia is more complicated now thanks to a new state law. In April, US District Judge Mark Cohen ruled that Abrams can’t raise money for her leadership PAC until she wins the Democrat primary.
Before the ruling, both Abrams and Governor Brian Kemp were raising money with their leadership committees. But with the ruling, the candidates can’t raise money without limits until after they’ve won the primary and are their party’s official candidate.
So the million dollars donated to Abrams’ leadership PAC can’t be spent until after the primary. Abrams is running unopposed, so there is no doubt she will be the Democrat candidate for Georgia governor.
While there are limits to the amount of money an individual or business can contribute to a candidate’s campaign, there are no donation limits for a candidate’s leadership PAC.
Statewide candidates, like those running for governor, can accept a maximum donation of $7,600 from individual donors during the primary and again during the general election. They can receive an additional $4,500 for a runoff election.
By setting up a leadership PAC, a candidate can take in unlimited donations.
Meanwhile, George Soros is giving his super PAC, Democracy PAC II $125 million to spend in the midterm elections. That money will then be given to both Democrat groups and candidates throughout the country.
During the 2018 midterm elections when Abrams last ran for governor, Soros and his family poured $1.34 million into the Georgia Democrat Party.
With last week’s leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion on the Dobbs abortion case, Soros and Stacey Abrams are currently raising money for pro-abortion groups ahead of the midterm elections. Between 2016 and 2020, Soros donated over $25 million to pro-abortion groups.