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Soros spends $1 million to beat Colorado D.A., and loses

(WASHINGTON TIMES) — DENVER — It was a bad night for Democratic financier George Soros on any number of fronts, but his most embarrassing loss may have come in a down-ballot race in Jefferson County, Colorado.

Mr. Soros spent a mind-boggling $1.15 million to defeat Jefferson-Gilpin County District Attorney Pete Weir, or 18 times what Mr. Weir raised to defend his seat in what is ordinarily a low-key, low-spending affair.

Even so, the Republican Weir won, defeating Democrat Jake Lilly, a former federal prosecutor, by 53 to 47 percent.