Three progressive Virginia prosecutors won their primary contests Tuesday night thanks to continued financial support from billionaire George Soros.
Arlington-Falls Church Commonwealth Attorney Parisa Dehghani-Tafti won a decisive victory over primary challenger Josh Katcher after running a reelection campaign focused on the principles of “restorative justice,” such as ending cash bail and drug criminalization.
Fox News Digital reported it MONTHS that on June 8, two Soros-backed committees invested a total of more than $350,000 in two Virginia prosecutors, whom he helped elect four years ago, who were at risk of losing their spot on Democrat challengers in the June 20 primary.
Dehghani-Tafti received a combined $326,000 for her re-election bid.
Fairfax County Attorney Steve Descano, a progressive backed by $26,500 in Soros money this cycle, also won Tuesday night after defeating primary challenger Ed Nuttall by more than 10 points.
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Descano, a far-left figure who has vowed to oppose any abortion restrictions that make it through his state’s legislative process, has faced criticism because of what he believed to be soft-on-crime policies, including dropping charges against a career criminal who nearly killed a mother and her three children in a road rage incident.
In addition to Dehghani-Tafti and Descano, Loudoun County Prosecutor Buta Biberaj won against her primary opponent, Elizabeth Lancaster, by more than 10 points.
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Biberaj, also supported by the extensive network of George Soros, has burned repeatedly since he started work in 2020. Last year, he was charged with a bar complaint after a circuit court judge booted his office from a criminal case for “deliberately misleading the Court and the public” and to hire a convicted sex offender as a paralegal.
Biberaj was also booted over concerns about “impartiality” from a high-profile case that attracted national attention. That case involved a Virginia father who spoke at a school board meeting after his daughter was sexually assaulted in a public school bathroom by a male student.
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“The primary victories of the three Soros bought-and-paid for rogue prosecutors in northern Virginia are not surprising given the amount of direct and indirect spending by Soros PACs in these three races,” Cully Stimson, senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, told Fox News Digital. “Despite the fact that crime has increased in their counties because of their pro-criminal policies, low voter turnout, Soros bucks and lack of primary opponents have made the difference.”
Stimson, co-author with Heritage legal partner Zack Smith of the forthcoming book “Rogue Prosecutors: How Radical Soros Lawyers Are Destroying America’s Communities,” added that the real winners Tuesday night were “the criminals of career.”
“The real losers in these three counties are the residents, who will now continue to suffer as victims, and the police, who are further demoralized because they have nothing to do with the DA’s office,” he said.
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In the Republican primary, six of the six GOP candidates endorsed by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin in contested Senate and House nomination races won Tuesday night, making Youngkin a perfect 10 for 10 in contested primaries this year.
Fox News’ Emma Colton contributed to this report.