Billionaire Peter Lewis leaves Democracy Alliance, the liberal donor network
WASHINGTON — Peter Lewis, one of the Democracy Alliance’s founding billionaires, has dropped out of the influential liberal donor network, people familiar with his decision tell HuffPost.
Lewis, the eccentric and reclusive founder of the insurer Progressive Corp., is one of the biggest donors in Democratic and liberal politics. He invested $25 million in the failed effort to oust President George W. Bush in 2004, making him one of the biggest donors in American political history. He coordinated his giving that year with billionaire George Soros, who gave $50 million.