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.
As the midterm elections approached, most Democrats had resigned themselves to losing the Senate, but few, if any, were expecting to lose in North Carolina.
To be fair, there weren’t too many Republicans predicting a Thom Tillis victory, either. But that’s exactly what happened Tuesday night, when voters denied Kay Hagan’s bid for reelection, thus making it much harder for her to steal money from American taxpayers and give it to members of her immediate family. Hagan’s loss is a huge win for America, and here’s why: