Scott Bessent of Soros Fund Management, an investment firm founded by liberal mega-donor George Soros, has given more than $202,700 to help John Kasich’s presidential campaign, according to FEC records.
Of that total, $200,000 was given to the pro-Kasich super PAC New Day for America. Bessent has also given the legal limit of $2,700 to Kasich’s campaign. He has given more than $75,000 to various Republicans and Democrats over the last 20 years.
Soros is one of the largest financiers of MoveOn.org, an organization that took credit for the disturbances at a planned Trump rally in Chicago over the weekend. (RELATED: Soros To Spend Millions On ‘Immigrant Voters Win PAC’)
Bessent was previously Soros’ chief investment manager.
UPDATE: “Scott Bessent is a longtime Republican donor and absolutely none of our donations have come from George Soros or his company. In addition to supporting our efforts, Mr. Bessent has contributed to numerous other Republicans in the past, including Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio,” said New Day for America in a statement provided to The Daily Caller.