Environmentalist billionaire Tom Steyer wanted to be a big player in the 2014 midterm election, but ended up spending tens of millions of dollars without much to show for it. Steyer was by far the biggest political donor of the cycle, contributing a whopping $74 million to Democratic candidates and outside groups in a futile effort to stop the GOP wave.
Steyer is currently thinking about running for Senate in California in the race to replace Barbara Boxer. He seems pretty serious about it, and has even commissioned a poll that found Steyer would be a “strong contender to win,” in part because people in California obsessed with the environment.
In discussions of the serious issue of sexual assault in the military, one frequently hears some version of what Senator Barbara Boxer (D, CA) told Chris Matthews last year during a segment devoted to the matter on Matthews’ show.
A fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP) Leadership Institute was scheduled to moderate a congressional briefing Wednesday on ways to kill a piece of legislation that makes it easier for Israelis to obtain U.S. visas.
Senate Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday that would ban marketing electronic cigarettes to teens.
A Republican candidate for New York’s first congressional district has close family ties to major Democratic donors, including the business partner of Paul Pelosi, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D., Calif.) husband.