Liberal billionaire George Soros has been heavily contributing to Democrat candidate for Harris County District Attorney, Sean Teare.

According to a recent campaign finance report, Soros spent just over $2 million on Teare’s campaign.

Teare is running against the incumbent Harris County District Attorney, Democrat Kim Ogg. A poll published Feb. 20 by the University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs showed Teare leading Ogg in popularity by 38 points.

Teare’s campaign has been endorsed by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, former Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, and Harris County Precinct One County Commissioner Rodney Ellis.

He has also received endorsements from organizations such as the Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation, Area 5 Democrats, Texas Working Families Party, The Greater Heights Democratic Club, Indivisible Houston, Houston LGBTQ+ Political Caucus, SEIU Texas, and the Soros-funded Texas Organizing Project.

His campaign promises to “lobby hard against Republican” pro-life laws and push for gun control measures. He also wants to stop requesting cash bail for those accused of misdemeanor crimes—a class of crimes that includes harassment, assault causing bodily injury, and criminal mischief.

Incumbent District Attorney Ogg is running for her third term. Her endorsements include the LGBTQ+ Victory Fund, Across the Track PAC, and the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association.

Ogg has been criticized by those within her party for not being liberal enough after refusing to sign onto a letter agreeing to not prosecute abortion crimes. She cited that if she did, it might give Republican Gov. Greg Abbott an incentive to replace her with an appointee of his choosing.

She also allowed an investigation into an $11 million COVID-19 vaccine outreach contract approved by Harris County Commissioners Court. The contract was awarded to a Democrat company with ties to Hidalgo’s office. Three former Hidalgo staffers were indicted in the spring of 2022, but their cases have not gone to trial. The contract was canceled.

In January, it was reported that Soros had contributed a total of $2,562,000 across several Democrat PACs between August and December 2023, making him one of the top 10 contributors in Texas.

The primary election is March 5.

The winner of the Democrat primary will face Republican criminal defense attorney Dan Simons in the general election.

Amelia McKenzie

Amelia is a senior at Liberty University in Virginia. She is studying Digital Journalism and is currently a fellow with Texas Scorecard.