Tom Steyer, the billionaire liberal Democrat trying to impeach President Trump, won’t run for California Governor or Senator in 2018, instead, he will mount a national campaign aimed at boosting Democrat efforts in the midterm elections.
Steyer wants to turn the US House blue.
According to Politico:
“Tom Steyer, the Democratic hedge fund manager-turned-activist, won’t run for either senator or governor of California in 2018, instead investing $30 million in an effort to flip the House, he told reporters on Monday.
“My fight is not just in California, my fight is in removing Donald Trump from office, and from power,” said Steyer, whose announcement won’t dispel speculation that he might run for president in 2020.
Steyer plans to use his NextGen America political group to juice millennial voting numbers in 10 states, he said. He singled out House Speaker Paul Ryan (Wis.), Reps. Darrell Issa (Calif.), and Barbara Comstock (Va.) as targets.
The billionaire has been the biggest donor to Democrats in recent election cycles, to the tune of nearly $200 million. His national stature has grown recently with a series of straight-to-camera ads, calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. That campaign will continue, Steyer said, adding that he will be delivering copies of “Fire and Fury,” the Michael Wolff book infuriating Trump’s White House, to all congressional offices.”