Billionaire Tom Steyer to invest $30 million into midterm elections

Tom Steyer 2018

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He demanded Democratic lawmakers and candidates pledge to push for the impeachment of Trump if they take control of Congress this year, but a Demember vote to move forward on impeachment received votes from just 58 out of 435 members of the House, bringing Steyer's tab to $344,827.59 per vote.

To that end, Steyer said he planned to invest $30 million in NextGen America for grassroots organizing in ten states: Arizona, California, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

In a statement, Feinstein thanked Steyer for his activism and work on environmental issues. NextGen said plans on hiring 200 full-time staff to organize on more than 300 college campuses.

"I look forward to his continued activism in the months ahead as we campaign to take back both chambers of Congress to protect the nation from the risky Trump agenda", she 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. Young people came out in droves to help elect Democrats Doug Jones to the Senate in Alabama and Ralph Northam to Virginia's governorship.

"This tide will wash away the stain of the Trump administration, and it will not recede until America lives up to its founding creed, until we guarantee equal treatment, dignity and respect to every American", Steyer said.

The Hill noted Steyer, who has spent more than $20 million on commercials for his "Need to Impeach" ad campaign against Trump, has long considered making a bid for office.

His ultimate goal is to have Trump removed from office. When asked about the 2020 elections-and who he could support-he declined to look beyond the immediate horizon of the midterm elections. Steyer and his wife, Kat, donated at least $91 million to federal races in 2016, putting them among the top donors in the country. "We really don't have the ability to know what's going to happen after that". "We believe this is a false choice - the fact is the two are fundamentally intertwined". "This Republican Congress is willing to aid and abet a risky president because holding him accountable would put their agenda at risk".

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