13 October 2016
HOUSTON CHRONICLE — Billionaire George Soros again has stepped into the Harris County district attorney’s race with a half-million-dollar advertising buy on behalf of Democratic candidate Kim Ogg.
Last February, the liberal business-philanthropist—and Republican bogeyman—spent $100,000 in support of Ogg’s unsuccessful primary opponent Morris Overstreet.
The latest Soros contribution arrives just days after the Ogg campaign filed a quarterly finance report showing she received nearly $135,000 in campaign contributions from a PAC supported by Steve Mostyn, another major Democratic financier.
“She has abandoned the values and standards of our community to become a puppet for those whose clear agenda is to corrupt the rule of law in Harris County,” Blakemore said.
Wayne Dolcefino, a spokesman for the Ogg campaign, welcomed the contribution, adding that the race has received national attention following the jailing of a rape victim during Anderson’s tenure.
“We welcome contributions from anyone in the country who wants to make people safer and actually remember what justice is,” Dolcefino said. “This is a local election, but Devon’s conduct has made this a national race.”