George Soros

George Soros sets up new super PAC for 2020 election

Financier and philanthropist George Soros attends the official opening of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) at the German Foreign Ministry on June 8, 2017.
Financier and philanthropist George Soros. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

George Soros, the billionaire megadonor to the Democratic Party, is setting up a super PAC called Democracy PAC for spending operations for the 2020 election, a filing to the Federal Election Commission Wednesday shows.

The big picture: Soros has put $5.1 million into Democracy PAC so far, according to the filing. Other Soros family members may contribute to the super PAC, Politico reports, citing a person familiar with the group. His son Alexander Soros has emerged as a major Democratic donor in recent years.

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Florida man pleads guilty to mailing explosives to Trump critics

Mugshot of Cesar Sayoc Jr. Photo: Handout/Getty Images

Cesar Sayoc pleaded guilty on Thursday to 65 criminal counts for sending pipe bombs to 16 critics or opponents of President Trump, including Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, billionaire George Soros and 2 CNN bureaus, the AP reports.

Details: Prosecutors cited evidence connecting the 57-year-old Florida man to the crime that included DNA linking and fingerprints. Sayoc, who was charged with using weapons of mass destruction and illegal mailing of explosives with intent to kill, still faces a possible life sentence, but will no longer go on trial as scheduled in July.