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Soros backs putative Clinton 2016 bid

WASHINGTON (JTA) — George Soros is contributing to a political action committee that would back a Hillary Rodham Clinton run for the presidency.

The hedge fund billionaire this week pledged $25,000 to Ready for Hillary, a group that would do grassroots organizing in case of a run by Clinton, the former first lady, U.S. senator from New York and secretary of state.

Clinton, who finished second to Barack Obama among Democratic candidates in 2008, has yet to declare for 2016. Soros previously backed Obama.

Soros, a Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor, supports a number of liberal philanthropies, including J Street, a pro-Israel group.

 

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