Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Democrat Steyer Says He'll Spend $30 Million on US House Midterms

Tom Steyer, California Billionaire, Says He Won't Run for Office in 2018 The Democratic Donor Who Wants Trump Impeached Is Pouring Millions Into the Midterms
Lillian Steele | 10 January, 2018, 01:45

"I'm not going to run for office in 2018; that's not where I can make the greatest difference", Steyer said at a news conference he called in Washington, D.C.

NextGen America on Monday announced what it says will be "the largest youth organizing program in American history" across Florida and nine other states: Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, California, Pennsylvania, Iowa, New Hampshire and Arizona.

He spent $74 million during the 2014 midterm election only to see voters give Republicans control of the U.S. Senate and their biggest majority in the House of Representatives since 1928.

Billionaire philanthropist Tom Steyer is nothing if not ambitious. When asked about his plans after the midterms, Steyer declined to rule out a potential presidential bid in 2020. His goal is to remove President Trump from office calling him a "clear and president danger".

Steyer has since the election spent $20 million on a campaign to impeach Trump which has been criticized by Democratic leaders as premature and a "distraction".

The billionaire environmentalist, who has already backed several anti-Trump television ads pushing for impeachment, is one of the Democratic Party's wealthiest donors. In 2016, the group focused on mobilizing young voters around climate change policies. Young people came out in droves to help elect Democrats Doug Jones to the Senate in Alabama and Ralph Northam to Virginia's governorship.

"In 10 months, God willing, the people of America are going to send a wave across the nation", Steyer said at his press conference.

Steyer praised Winfrey's speech as "fantastic", but stressed he is concentrating on "November 2018".

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