Money can’t buy you happiness. And, apparently, it can’t buy you elections.
CALmatters columnist Dan Walters notes how one of the richest men in the world failed in his latest go-around dabbling into California politics.
Billionaire and philanthropist George Soros backed four district attorney candidates to achieve his goal of reforming social justice.
“However, three of the four Soros candidates in California, all of whom were challenging incumbent prosecutors, lost badly, failing even to gain enough votes to get into general election runoffs,” Walters notes.
Reverse Results in Central Valley
Coincidentally, two sitting district attorneys lost, both in the Central Valley — David Linn in Madera County and Larry Morse in Merced County.
“Both contests focused on local issues and both counties were too small and rural to draw attention from Soros,” Walters observed.
Read Dan Walters full analysis here.