Left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer is the single largest donor to outside spending groups in the 2014 election cycle. He’s contributed more than $42 million thus far, which is almost as much as the top 33 Republican-leaning donors combined.
However, all that spending hasn’t been enough to significantly boost Democratic candidates. So Steyer’s dark money group, NextGen Climate, has come up with a backup plan: suppressing the vote.
A leading liberal campaign finance reform organization is running a contest for the best user-submitted video on the evils of money in politics. They probably didn’t expect a conservative group to be the contest’s front-runner.
Republican candidate for Senate Rep. Cory Gardner (R., Colo.) said on Tuesday that Democratic incumbent Mark Udall is a “fanatic” for the environmental policies of leftist billionaire Tom Steyer.
A former U.S. senator in Colorado sees parallels between billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer’s meddling in current Senate elections in the state and his hedge fund’s efforts to drain a small Colorado town’s water supply and sell it to the highest bidder.
The environmentalists that are pouring millions into the 2014 elections continue to profit from the very energy practices that they attack, according to a stinging op-ed by Michael James Barton in the New York Post.
Senate Republicans’ top environmental watchdog is determined to intensify oversight of leading environmentalist groups, which he says are orchestrating a massive, coordinated political effort financed by a handful of billionaire activists.
Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) has railed against spending by Republican-aligned outside groups in the state’s Senate race this year.
A leading Democratic super PAC on Monday suggested that attacking “the Koch Brothers” is a winning strategy. Hours later polls showed surging support for a Republican targeted by that strategy.
“The constitutional amendment before us,” Harry Reid said Tuesday, describing a proposal to give federal and state governments the authority to regulate political giving, “isn’t about limiting free speech.”
Harry Reid, may I present the American Civil Liberties Union. I am sure you two have met before.
The Democratic Party is in a “perilous position” for the 2014 election, but the rich liberal left is not laying down without a fight. Democrats have dominated the Super PAC game so far this summer, according to National Journal.