Billionaire Tom Steyer to invest $30 million into midterm elections

Billionaire Tom Steyer to invest $30 million into midterm elections

Steyer considered running for office, but says that's not where he can make the biggest difference. He started NextGen America, a political organization that supports liberal positions on climate change, immigration and health care, among other issues.

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.

Steyer is pumping the money into his NextGen America group's youth program, which is aimed at organizing and turning out millennial voters. In response the president referred to Steyer as "wacky" and "unhinged". His goal is to remove President Trump from office calling him a "clear and president danger".

Steyer said his group would help elect Democrats to the House even if they do not necessarily back impeaching Trump."We are not going to have a litmus test on impeachment", he said.

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 2017, from Virginia to Alabama, we saw young voters turn out in droves for progressive candidates up and down the ballot".

Steyer's initiative aims to contact more than 500,000 young voters; register 250,000 "through face to face conversations, online and through the mail"; Develop and train 2,000 volunteer leaders on campuses and in communities, and hire 200 full time organizing staff and train 500 student fellows on more than 300 campuses.

"I'm not going to run for office in 2018".

The talk show host's powerful speech at the Golden Globes awards ceremony on Sunday night set off speculation about a possible campaign challenging Trump in 2020 ― CNN reported that Winfrey was "actively thinking" about jumping into the race.

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