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Billionaire Green Activist Steyer Vows To Battle Trump, Says Money Not An Issue

Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has spent more than $140 million on fighting climate change, said he will spend whatever it takes to fight Trump’s pro-drilling and anti-regulation agenda.

November 15, 2016

Trump Card: Could Dark Money Win The Nomination For The Donald?

An actual billionaire on the Democratic side — someone like George Soros or Tom Steyer — could simply set up a pro-Trump SuperPAC, funded by “dark money.”

July 10, 2015

When Activists Run For Office

A national profile doesn’t always translate into electoral success.

February 5, 2015

Environmentalist Tom Steyer Opts Out Of Senate Race In California

The billionaire environmentalist is passing on a run to replace Barbara Boxer.

January 22, 2015

Tom Steyer Outlines One-Term Objectives For U.S. Senate

The billionaire climate-change activist is poised to shake up one of the nation’s biggest races.

January 19, 2015

A Billionaire’s Climate Change Crusade

Meet the liberal answer to the GOP’s dark money dealers.

October 16, 2014

The Politics Gap Between The Rich And The Rest

The super rich really are different from most Americans, and not just because they have more money. They are also more political — a gap that is as disturbing as the wealth gap, and a major contributor to its growth. In his new book, Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust, Darrell West, director of governance […]

September 18, 2014

Billionaire’s Political Ads Criticized By Fact-Checking Groups

By Josh Richman, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — Bay Area billionaire Tom Steyer’s blitz against candidates who are soft on climate change is underway in seven states, but some prominent fact-checking groups say he’s emitting enough hot air to melt a few glaciers. Negative reviews from watchdogs like PolitiFact, and The […]

August 27, 2014

WATCH: Liberal Billionaire Launches Ad Campaign Slamming Iowa’s Ernst

Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer’s SuperPAC, NextGen Climate, released the first in what is expected to be an avalanche of midterm election ads on Wednesday, targeting Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst. Surprisingly, the ad does not mention Ernst’s outspoken denial of basic climate science. Instead, it depicts two comically evil businessmen gloating that Ernst has sold […]

July 30, 2014

California Billionaire May Be Democrats’ Savior

By Christopher Cadelago, McClatchy Washington Bureau SACRAMENTO, Calif. — He’s about $98 billion short of the competition. But Tom Steyer is the angel the Democrats have been looking for. The former hedge fund executive from San Francisco is worth a relatively paltry $2 billion, hardly in the $100 billion league of the Koch brothers of […]

June 6, 2014

Analysis: Campaign Cash Already Pours In

By Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times Let’s just go ahead and say it: As far as politics is concerned, 2014 will be the Year of the Boogeyman. Or men. (Aren’t they always?) On the Republican side, as Democrats have bemoaned for years, are the Koch brothers, billionaire industrialists who have spent huge sums of money — […]

May 27, 2014

Billionaire Steyer To Spend $50 Million To Make Climate Change An Issue In Battleground States

By Evan Halper, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — One of President Barack Obama’s wealthiest supporters is pledging to spend at least $50 million in a bid to make climate change the central issue in hotly contested elections in New Hampshire, Florida, Michigan and a few other battleground states. A group run by California billionaire Tom Steyer […]

May 22, 2014

Irony Alert: Koch Group Slams Democrat For Ties To Billionaire Donor

In what may be the most ironic ad of the midterm election cycle, a right-wing “dark money” group with deep ties to conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch is accusing liberal billionaire Tom Steyer of buying the allegiance of a Democratic senator. The web ad, titled “Colorado Steyer Infection,” was released on Wednesday by American […]

April 24, 2014

McConnell Says Liberal California Billionaire Just Like The Kochs

By Evan Halper, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid resumed his polemic against the Koch brothers Tuesday, Republicans were quick to respond, noting they are not the only ones with a generous billionaire in their corner. The debate on the Senate floor quickly turned to Tom Steyer, the former San […]

March 4, 2014