Controversial billionaire George Soros is no stranger to funding far-left groups and candidates all over the world. Soros is a major player in U.S. politics with his funding of progressive and Democrat candidates. Over the last decade, Soros has funded lower level campaigns on local level such as Secretary of State races and district attorney races in big U.S. cities.
In August, REDBROWARD revealed George Soros’ Win Justice PAC backed Joe Kimok, a far-left Democrat running for Broward State Attorney. Kimok was beaten by Harold Pryor who faces off against Republican Gregg Rossman next week.
In September, REDBROWARD revealed George Soros sent close to $7 million dollars to a small corporation in Fort Lauderdale to help mold Broward County politics.
But even with all the money he sent to Broward, it appears George Soros finally dipped his toe into municipal politics with his backing of Nancy Metayer for Coral Springs City Commission.
Why does a far-left billionaire with the ear of global leaders care about Coral Springs politics?
Soros’ backing would explain why 90% of Nancy Metayer’s campaign contributions come from progressive sources outside of the City of Coral Springs.
This includes support of far-left politicians like Broward Mayor Dale Holness, Tamarac Commissioner Mike Gelin, Plantation Councilwoman Denise Horland and Hallandale Beach Vice Mayor Sabrina Javellana.
Earlier this week, Nancy Metayer refused to discuss her plans to “defund” the Coral Springs police budget.
George Soros is a key funded of the “defund the police” movement.
Could that be the reason?
Coral Springs voters deserve answers before Tuesday November 3rd.
Since 2018, Federal and State PACs funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros have paid more than $6 million dollars to an obscure vote canvassing firm located in Lauderhill, records show. The Win Justice PAC and its State of Florida affiliated committee paid the huge sums to Hard Knock Strategies, an LLC formed in March 2018.
State Of Florida records show Hard Knocks Strategies is one of three companies owned by Itohan “Stephanie” Ighodaro of Fort Laudersale. The three business are located in a nondescript office building at 3521 W. Broward Blvd in Lauderhill.
According to numerous published reports, George Soros uses the Win Justice PACs in a effort to elect radical State Attorney candidates all across the United States.
In 2019, The Washington Post reported George Soros’ PAC spent more than $1 million dollars on State Attorney races in Virginia. POLITICO reported Soros’ PAC funded Kim Foxx, the controversial Cook County prosecutor in the Jussie Smollet case. In St. Louis, George Soros’ PAC funds Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner who tried to prosecute Mark and Patricia McCloskey for defending their home from rioters.
George Soros’ desire to reshape the U.S. justice system is no secret.
“Yes, it’s no secret we contribute to Safety and Justice PACs,” Soros spokesman Michael Vachon, told Just the News. “We are for criminal justice reform.”
In August, REDBROWARD exposed a new Soros-backed political committee’s role in the Broward State Attorney race. The Florida Justice & Public Safety PAC mailed campaign materials to Broward Democrat voters touting the radical left-wing agenda of Democrat Joe Kimok. Formed on July 23, 2020, the Florida committee is affiliated with the Washington D.C. based Justice and Public Safety PAC as well as the Kimok campaign.
But George Soros’ millions of dollars paid to Hard Knocks is spent to promote more than State Attorney campaigns.
In 2018, the Federal Win Justice PAC paid $2,239,334 to Hard Knocks. Federal campaign records show the money was used to support the campaigns of Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Donna Shalala and Senator Bill Nelson.
That same year, Hard Knocks received $2,536,164.08 from the Win Justice state political committee.
In 2018, Hard Knocks Strategies of Lauderhill received 4,775,498.08 from George Soros’ political committees. Not too shabby for “phone banking” and “vote canvassing.”
For the 2020 election, Hard Knocks Strategies continues to be a George Soros favorite.
For this cycle, Hard Knocks Strategies has been paid $764,500 by the State Win Justice political committee.
Federal records show the Win Justice PAC gave $474,000 to Hard Knocks Strategies. This includes a $250,000 payment for “phone banking” on behalf of former Vice President Joe Biden.
How did a tiny Lauderhill business become the Florida electoral hub for George Soros?
According to their website, Hard Knocks Strategies is “the go-to integrated strategy firm in Florida for mobilizing Democratic voters statewide, with a proven track record of delivering groundbreaking, winning campaigns.” Well, it’s certainly the “go-to” firm for George Soros.
What exactly does Hard Knocks Strategies do? According to their website, “Formed in 2018, Hard Knocks made history twice over in our first electoral cycle, and deployed over 3000 staff out of 13 offices across the state of Florida, from the Panhandle to the Keys.”
REDBROWARD asked Itohan “Stephanie” Ighodaro for comment. While she was involved in the 2018 election cycle, Ighodaro told REDBROWARD she was no longer affiliated with Hard Knocks Strategies. She said she gave control of the company over to Eric Brakken. Ighodaro said she would provide Brakken with our contact information.
According to LinkedIn, Eric Brakken of EJB Strategies is the former executive director of SEIU Florida.
According to 2020 Federal campaign records, the SEIU PAC paid $592,076 to Hard Knocks Strategies. State records show the SEIU political committee gave $296,218.23 to Hard Knocks Strategies. How will Hard Knocks Strategies spent that $888,000 this cycle?
Is Hard Knocks Strategies a private company or part of a workers union?
Why is George Soros and the SEIU spending so much money in Broward?