Democratic mega-donor George Soros is backing a main super PAC dedicated to electing Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonCastro wound up being right about US role in Latin America GOP rep: Trump has 'extra-constitutional' view of presidency Sanders vs. Trump: The battle of the bully pulpit MORE as president in 2016.
The super PAC, Ready for Hillary, tweeted on Thursday that Soros would serve as one of the co-chairs of the group's national finance council.
Soros, a billionaire hedge-fund manager who has launched a number of liberal advocacy groups, has pledged $25,000 to the PAC, according to Reuters.
"His support for Ready for Hillary is an extension of his long-held belief in the power of grassroots organizing," Soros spokesman Michael Vachon told Reuters.
He previously contributed to President Obama's 2008 campaign, and during the 2012 cycle, gave $1 million to both liberal super PAC Priorities USA Action and American Bridge 21st Century.
Clinton hasn't yet made a decision on the race, but Ready for Hillary has been building a network of donors and supporters to help entice her to enter the race.
The group is focused largely on grassroots organizing, but it's drawn the support of a number of big-name Democrats as they jockey to come out as early backers of a Clinton presidential bid.
Soros backs pro-Hillary super-PAC
By Alexandra Jaffe - 10/24/13 04:57 PM EDT