Tag Archives: Tom Steyer


Steyer Loses $16 Million Bet

$16 million

“Tom Steyer just lost a $16 million bet,” Politico reports. “The Democratic hedge fund billionaire leapt into the presidential campaign late with a clear plan: use his mega-wealth to buy his way into the televised party debates, and then use that platform, and his unelected outsider persona, to challenge the front-runners. Steyer spent millions of dollars on TV ads to boost his poll numbers in early caucus and primary states and on digital ads to meet the donor requirements set by the Democratic National Committee.”


Steyer Amps Up Pressure on Dems

“This is a message for leaders of the Democratic Party. For over two years, this president has broken the law, and nothing happened. You told us to wait for the Mueller investigation. And when he showed obstruction of justice, nothing happened.”

— A new advertisement from Tom Steyer, quoted by the Washington Post.


Steyer to Back Gillum in Florida with $5 Million

$5 million

“Tom Steyer, the billionaire investor and Democratic activist, has directed his political operation to spend more than $5 million aiding Andrew Gillum’s campaign for governor of Florida, an enormous investment that will test whether fired-up Democratic voters can flip control of a state long dominated by Republicans,” the New York Times reports. “Mr. Steyer said in an interview that he would spend more money in Florida this fall than any other state. He endorsed Mr. Gillum in the Democratic primary, and hailed him as a model for the national Democratic Party.”


Steyer Aims to Register 100,000 Millennials to Vote in One Month


“Tom Steyer’s NextGen America organization is working to register 100,000 students in one month at college campuses across 11 states as part of its ‘Welcome Week’ program launching this week,” Axios reports. “This is the group’s biggest voter registration effort yet, focused specifically on the most crucial bloc of non-voters, and it’s happening just three months before the 2018 midterm election.”


Steyer Adds $10 Million to Trump Impeachment Drive

$10 million

Billionaire Tom Steyer plans to spend an additional $10 million on helping Democrats take control of the House by attempting to drive up turnout among infrequent voters motivated by the idea of impeaching President Donald Trump, Bloomberg reports.


Steyer to Spend $110 Million to Create a Parallel Democratic Machine

$110 million

“Tom Steyer has set plans to spend at least $110 million in 2018, making the billionaire investor the largest single source of campaign cash on the left and placing him on a path to create a parallel party infrastructure with polling, analytics and staffing capabilities that stand to shape and define the issues the party runs on in November,” Politico reports.

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Democratic Funder Mobilizing Money and Resources to Flip NC Congressional Seats Back to Blue

Riding the tea-party wave, Republicans took control of North Carolina for the first time since the 1860s, back when the GOP was the liberal party. Anticipating a Blue Wave in 2016, billionaire Tom Steyer is signaling his intent to help Democrats regain control of the Tar Heel state.

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Steyer Buys Copy of Wolff Book for Every Member of Congress


Billionaire Tom Steyer told KQED that he bought 535 copies of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury to be hand-delivered to every lawmaker on Capitol Hill.


Mega-Donor Steyer Spending Big on 2016 Elections

I’m scared to look. You can quote me on that.

— Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer, quoted by the Palm Springs Desert Sun, when asked how much he’ll spend on elections this year.


New Super-PAC to Target GOP Climate-Change Deniers

$100 million

Amount liberal billionaire and environmentalist Tom Steyer is using to create a Super PAC that will attack Republicans in seven key states who are climate-science deniers, NBC News reports. “These states — all of which President Barack Obama won in both 2008 and 2012 — also play an important role in 2016, given that Iowa and New Hampshire are early presidential nominating contests, and that Colorado and Florida are top general-election battlegrounds.”