House Democrats Court Big Donors at Weekend Getaway

Tom Steyer / AP

Update: This post and its headline have been corrected to reflect the fact that Tom Steyer has attended the getaway in the past. It is not clear if he will be attending this year’s event.

High-dollar Democratic donors will attend a New Mexico retreat this weekend that has hosted by Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D., N.M.), who chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, according to a January report in Politico.

Harry Reid Secured Subsidies for Aides’ Donors


Corporate donors to a green energy nonprofit operated by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) former staffers and a current campaign operative have received billions of dollars in federal loan guarantees and grant money as a result of Reid’s advocacy.

Fulcrum Bioenergy began contributing to the Clean Energy Project (CEP) in 2013. One year later, the Nevada Democrat steered tens of millions of dollars in federal grant money to the California biofuel company.