Tom Steyer pledged to raise $50 million for his personal Super PAC during the 2014 election cycle. He failed miserably, public records show.
Talk about a dramatic entrance. When the St. Louis Rams took the field last Sunday, several teammates raised their hands, palms out. It was an act of solidarity with Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager killed last August in a struggle with a white police officer. Moments before his demise, it is said, Brown raised his hands and pleaded: “Don’t shoot.”
There is just one problem: It is not clear that Brown put his hands up.
Both billionaire donor Tom Steyer and the Democracy Alliance are funders of a liberal think tank in Washington D.C. that is calling for a “all-hands-on-deck effort” to rally support for any Iran deal the Obama administration may reach.
Tom Steyer’s multi-million-dollar investment in Senate Democrats paid off Tuesday evening with the defeat of a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
A bank run by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer and his wife is offering a credit card that rewards users for flying on greenhouse-emission-intensive commercial airlines.
The midterms didn’t go so well for Tom Steyer, the environmentalist billionaire who spent millions in an effort to make climate change a winning issue. Steyer’s failure can be summed up by the fact that in the final days of the election, his Super PAC was funding bizarre ads accusing Republicans of wanting to ban condoms.
Most Americans do not think “dealing with climate change” should be a governmental priority—a 2014 Pew survey found that it ranked 19th out of 20 issues tested, behind “reducing the influence of lobbyists” and “dealing with moral breakdown.” It is likely to stay that way heading into the 2016 presidential race.
Tom Steyer and environmentalist groups backed by millions of dollars in his personal fortune were dealt a significant blow on Tuesday in races including Colorado’s Senate contest, where Republican Rep. Cory Gardner unseated incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall.
Liberal billionaires are leaving conservatives in the dust when it comes to Super PAC spending during the 2014 election cycle, according to an analysis by the Sunlight Foundation.