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  • U.S. Mid-Terms, Tom Steyer and the Death of 'Climate Change' As a Serious Political Issue

    11/06/2014 5:34:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/06/14 | James Delingpole
    There are many reasons to celebrate the Republican party surge in the US mid-term elections but for me they boil down to two words: "Tom" and "Steyer." If you had to pick one person who embodied everything that is most irritating and wrong about the Obama administration - the Solyndra-style crony capitalism, the war on free markets, small business and cheap energy, the hypocrisy, the injustice, the dogged pursuit of suicidal leftist causes - then liberal billionaire Tom Steyer is your man. And this is what is so good about the US mid-term results. Not only did they personally cost...
  • Democrat Billionaire Tom Steyer May Have Blown $74 Million on Elections

    11/05/2014 6:58:31 AM PST · by bigbob · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-4-14 | Wynton Hall
    Democrat hedge fund billionaire and global warming activist Tom Steyer spent $74 million on Tuesday's midterm elections, making him this election season's single-largest donor. Almost $67 million of Steyer's campaign war chest was spent on his super PAC, NextGen Climate Action, reports Forbes. However, as The Hill points out, Steyer's big money spending spree may garner him one of the hedge fund titan's most middling returns to date. In Colorado, Steyer's super PAC has spent $7 million against GOP Senate candidate Rep. Cory Gardner and $421,202 for Democrat Sen. Mark Udall. The RealClearPolitics average of polls has Gardner up 2.5%....
  • Green Billionaire Tom Steyer Leaves Campaign Stop in Gas-Guzzling Suburban (Video)

    10/27/2014 8:18:27 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | October 23, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Tom Steyer and Martin O’Malley leave the Superdome in a gas-guzzler Billionaire Dem donor Tom Steyer wants you to pay more for your heating and electricity. Meanwhile, he’s traveling to various campaign stops in a gas guzzling Chevy Suburban. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAFWjKxK2FUGreen Billionaire Tom Steyer Leaves Campaign Stop in Gas-Guzzling Suburban (Video) Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 11:59 am Tom Steyer and Martin O’Malley leave the Superdome in a gas-guzzler Billionaire Dem donor Tom Steyer wants you to pay more for your heating and electricity. Meanwhile, he’s traveling to various campaign stops in a gas guzzling Chevy...
  • Tom Steyer: The Green Billionaire Pouring Millions Into The Midterms

    10/26/2014 11:10:08 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 26, 2014 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Tom Steyer: The Green Billionaire Pouring Millions Into The Midterms Former hedge fund executive has given nearly $56m and taken a stand against the Koch brothers by boosting liberal candidates in close races Suzanne Goldenberg 26 October 2014 10.02 EDT Tom Steyer has spent nearly $56m in competitive Senate and gubernatorial races. The green billionaire Tom Steyer this week solidified his status as the leading patron of environmental causes in American politics, with the announcement that he had given nearly $56m to make climate change a top-tier issue in the midterm elections. With just days to go until the elections,...
  • RNC Attacks Liberal ‘Haircut Strategy’ as ‘Voter Suppression’

    10/14/2014 7:41:24 AM PDT · by shuck and yall · 51 replies
    national review online ^ | By Joel Gehrke October 14, 2014 9:49 AM | Joel Gehrke
    Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer’s super PAC, Next Gen Climate, wants to implement a “haircut strategy” against Republican campaigns in order to depress conservative turnout. “Our Republican Haircut Strategy — a precision focus on a specific harm in target Republican markets — we will seek to degrade Republican performance,” a memo from Steyer’s super PAC explains in a memo obtained by Politico that the RNC flagged as a “voter suppression” tactic. “The election results in many states may be as narrow as a few thousand votes, so we sought to determine whether we could have an impact at the margins of...
  • RNC Chairman: Tom Steyer, Democratic allies trying to keep GOP voters away from polls

    10/14/2014 10:02:53 AM PDT · by TerriHaute · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/14/2014 | Reince Priebus
    Tom Steyer’s dark money special interest group, NextGen Climate, knows Democrats can’t win this election on the issues this year—especially not on Steyer’s radical anti-energy agenda. So they have a new plan: suppress the Republican vote. In a September memo to their state teams, NextGen lays out a plan to “degrade Republican performance” by “dampening Republican enthusiasm levels.” By spreading misinformation about Republican candidates, they’re hoping to divide our party in a last-ditch attempt to save theirs. It’s their last hope to force their far-left agenda on America.
  • Former Colorado Senator: Steyer Involvement in Senate Contest an ‘Insult’

    10/06/2014 9:22:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 6, 2014 | Wayne Allard
    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. Former Sen. Wayne Allard (R., Colo.) ... In 1995 Tom Steyer descended on Colorado, standing to make millions by exporting the water under the San Luis Valley and selling it to the highest bidder. Draining this particular aquifer would have had disastrous consequences for farms, wetlands and the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Impact from Steyer’s plan would have...
  • Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer invests $1 million in Democratic fight to take Washington Senate

    09/23/2014 10:23:07 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 12 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 09/23/2014 | Jeff Mapes
    Tom Steyer, a California hedge fund billionaire who has emerged as a key Democratic donor, has put $1 million in a Washington fund in a reported effort to win Democratic control of the state Senate. The Washington Senate is now controlled by a coalition made up of 24 Republicans and two Democrats.
  • Anti-Coal Policies Causing Florida Electricity Rate Hikes

    09/20/2014 6:04:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | August 26, 2014 | James Taylor
    Duke Energy seeks nearly $2 million in Florida electricity rate hikes to pay for a new power plant made necessary by environmental restrictions. The electricity rate hikes became necessary as environmental restrictions force the closing of two coal power plants providing Floridians with inexpensive electricity. ... Aided by $10 million in campaign spending by billionaire liberal activist Tom Steyer, the Charlie Crist campaign is hammering Gov. Rick Scott for not imposing still more stringent power plant restrictions, above and beyond those imposed by the federal government. Steyer and Crist say Florida should impose state-specific power plant restrictions that would close...
  • Soros, Steyer Spend Big in Bid to Rescue Democrats' Majority

    08/22/2014 5:27:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 22, 2014 | Scott Bland and Adam Wollner
    George Soros gave $500,000 apiece to House Majority PAC and the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund. Climate-change activist Tom Steyer gave the biggest super PAC donation in July with $7.5 million. Super PACs spent July beefing up for the fall campaign. Many groups filed new disclosure reports this week, leaving a paper trail littered with big checks from big names. Democrats dominate the list of notable July donors ... Michael Bloomberg is staying plenty active in his post-mayoral days. Aside from funding his gun-control-focused super PAC, Bloomberg has written checks to Senate Majority PAC and super PACs that backed...
  • Bay Area billionaire's climate-change ads leave fact-checkers cold

    08/22/2014 10:16:09 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 08/21/2014 | Josh Richman
    Bay Area billionaire Tom Steyer's blitz against candidates who are soft on climate change is underway in seven states, but some prominent fact-checking groups say he's emitting enough hot air to melt a few glaciers. Negative reviews from watchdogs like PolitiFact, FactCheck.org and the Washington Post are dogging one of the nation's biggest political donors, a former hedge fund manager who ditched his ties to fossil fuels and presented himself as a transparent antidote to the conservative Koch brothers' semi-clandestine funding network.
  • Liberal Billionaire: 99.5% of Americans Are Not ‘Super Sophisticated’ (Warming deniers)

    08/18/2014 11:44:55 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 32 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 8-18-2014 | Curtis Kalin
    Billionaire hedge-fund manager Tom Steyer attempted to explain why there is still a sizable portion of Americans that do not buy in to global warming alarmism by, basically, generalizing virtually all of America as not “super sophisticated.”Speaking at a climate conference hosted by the American Renewable Energy Institute, Steyer said: “I think if you were to go around to most of the — what I would think of as super-sophisticated people who think about politics and policy more than five minutes a month — we are doing really well.” … “And the question in the United States of America is...
  • Tom Steyer’s ads test the boundaries of the ‘bizarre’

    08/18/2014 7:33:48 AM PDT · by Baynative · 4 replies
    Politico/Playbook ^ | 8/15/14 | DARREN GOODE
    Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer is trying to sway national climate policy and the midterm elections with an ad campaign that is raising eyebrows among independent fact-checkers, some television stations, his political opponents and even a few allies — using an approach that strikes observers as anywhere from groundbreaking to downright bizarre.
  • Tom Steyer And The Profits Of Climate Doom

    07/16/2014 5:58:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    IUnvestor's Business Daily ^ | July 16, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Climate Deceit: Tom Steyer — the left's answer to the Koch brothers — says he has repented his fossil-fuel sins "based on the scientific evidence" to save the planet and the Democrats. And just what evidence would that be? please give this another read. it has been severely cut/edited from its original formBillionaire Steyer, having made a fortune extracting fossil fuel from the earth, confessed his guilt July 14 in Politico. "The more I learned about the energy and climate problems we currently face," he said, "the more I realized I had to change my life." So now he intends...
  • MARK UDALL’s PRICE TAG: Left-Wing Extremist Millions Causes Udall To Sell Out Coloradans

    05/23/2014 12:33:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | May 23, 2014
    We now know how much Sen. Mark Udall was willing to sell Colorado out for- $15 million (give or take). The eco-extremist Tom Steyer is hoping to have a $100 million dollars to spend in just seven races this election cycle. That means if Steyer distributes his hoped for funds evenly, it only took less than $15 million dollars for Udall to choose a San Francisco eco-extremist’s wishes over what is best for Colorado ... Opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline is nothing but an extremist issue pushed by those on the margins of the Democratic Party. The chance to...
  • Steyer Hedge Fund Tied to Russian Oligarch Targeted by U.S. Sanctions

    05/07/2014 9:21:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/7/14 | Adam Kredo
    The hedge fund founded and, until recently, run by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer was involved in a deal to sell a stake in a Russian oil company to a Russian oligarch who is the target of U.S. sanctions. Farallon Capital Management sold a part of its stake in Russian firm Geotech Oil Services to the Volga Group, a Luxembourg-based investment firm owned by Russian billionaire Gennady Timchenko, in 2010. Four years later, in April 2014, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that it would target Timchenko, Volga, and a number of companies associated with them, in a round of sanctions aimed...
  • The Epic Hypocrisy of Tom Steyer

    04/23/2014 7:03:31 AM PDT · by thirst4truth · 4 replies
    Powerlineblog.com ^ | 4/20/2014 | John Hinderacker
    Billionaire hedge fund operator and “green” energy magnate Tom Steyer has pledged $100 million in the 2014 election cycle to help Democratic candidates who oppose the Keystone pipeline and who favor “green” energy over fossil fuels. Steyer claims to be a man of principle who has no financial interest in the causes he supports, but acts only for the public good. That is a ridiculous claim: Steyer is the ultimate rent-seeker who depends on government connections to produce subsidies and mandates that make his “green” energy investments profitable. He also is, or was until recently, a major investor in Kinder...
  • RNC: Harry Reid 'Rented' US Senate to Billionaire Environmentalist's Cause

    03/12/2014 9:19:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/11/2014 | Matthew Boyle
    The Republican National Committee says that the Senate Democrats’ all-nighter on the Senate floor Monday evening until 9 AM Tuesday was not about principle. The RNC claims Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats rented out the Senate floor to the environmental cause of one of their biggest left-wing billionaire donors. RNC spokesman Raffi Williams points to how liberal billionaire Tom Steyer—a major Democratic Party donor—supports environmental causes. “If you thought living in the Ritz-Carlton was expensive, it’s peanuts compared to the $100 million contribution from California billionaire Tom Steyer which is the going rate to rent Harry...
  • Obama’s green energy benefactor plans $100 million midterm push

    02/19/2014 10:00:27 AM PST · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    Fox ^ | February 18, 2014 | Chris Stirewalt
    Want to know why the president and his team are stampeding to talk about global warming despite increasing public disinterest in the topic, a bitterly cold and snowy winter and deepening skepticism about the costs of clamping down on industry as the economy again falters? It turns out that money talks. From the NYT: “A billionaire retired investor is forging plans to spend as much as $100 million during the 2014 election, seeking to pressure federal and state officials to enact climate change measures through a hard-edge campaign of attack ads against governors and lawmakers. The donor, Tom Steyer, a...
  • Liberal Billionaire Spearheads Big Ad Campaign on Climate Change

    02/19/2014 7:03:43 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2/18/2014 | Robert Wilde
    A billionaire hedge fund maestro on a mission to combat climate change is looking to up the ante. Tom Steyer, a 56-year old Democrat who accumulated more than $1.5 billion as founder of Farallon Capital Management, is galvanizing donors to raise as much as $100 million. His mission is to enact climate change measures through a campaign of attack ads aimed mostly at Republican lawmakers.
  • Billionaire Environmentalist May Target Louisiana's Oil-Friendly Senator Landrieu With Negative Ads

    02/18/2014 4:25:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    IB Times ^ | 2/18/14 | Meagan Clark
    Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer has threatened to launch a political assault on Republicans as well as Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat friendly to the oil and gas industry who is gearing up for a tough re-election campaign. Steyer, a Democrat worth about $1.5 billion, leads a political organization called NextGen Climate Action. With Steyer’s funding, the group has launched a media campaign against the Keystone XL pipeline. Soon, that campaign may narrow its focus on Landrieu to criticize her for supporting the pipeline. Steyer’s super PAC, in its own words online, is dedicated to “supporting candidates … that will...
  • Greens get billionaire ally, money (Tom Steyer)

    04/03/2013 8:18:27 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4-3-2013 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A California billionaire is pledging to spend as much of his fortune as necessary to make climate change “the defining issue of our generation.” Tom Steyer, who made his riches as a hedge fund manager, told The Hill on Tuesday that he wants to make climate change a campaign issue for years to come and Democratic support for environmental protections as widespread as support for gay marriage and immigration reform. “The goal here is not to win. The goal here is to destroy these people. We want a smashing victory,” Steyer said of candidates he judges to be on the...
  • Billionaire has unique role in official Washington: climate change radical

    02/23/2013 8:16:49 AM PST · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 17 February 2013 | Juliet Eilperin
    When Thomas Steyer — a San Francisco billionaire and major Democratic donor — discusses climate change, he feels as if one of two things is true: What he’s saying is blindingly obvious, or insane. It’s a somewhat shocking statement for someone who’s in the running to succeed the cerebral Steven Chu as energy secretary. Granted, he’s a long shot — the leading contender is MIT professor Ernest Moniz, who served as the department’s undersecretary during the Clinton administration — but his backers say his strength lies in combining business savvy with an activist’s passion. But it’s not as if Steyer,...
  • The Soros Summit -FB exclusive:Inside the secret Miami meeting-George Soros’s liberal conspiracy

    05/15/2012 8:58:40 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 20 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5-15-12 | Andrew Stiles
    Complete Title: The Soros Summit - Free Beacon exclusive: Inside the secret Miami meeting of George Soros’s liberal conspiracy ### A secretive network of left-wing billionaires and their political operatives descended on the luxurious Biltmore Hotel in Miami over the weekend to discuss strategy for the coming elections. The location of the conference had been kept a closely guarded secret by the members and guests of Democracy Alliance (DA), a collection of ultra-wealthy liberal donors formed in 2005, and is reported here in a Washington Free Beacon exclusive. Attendees roamed the grounds at the 150-acre tropical resort on their way...
  • Is "No On Prop 23" Backer In California Conveniently Green?

    08/31/2010 9:52:33 AM PDT · by sdkruiser · 1 replies
    Stephen Kruiser ^ | 08/31/10 | Stephen Kruiser
    It is almost fitting that the state which is home to the entertainment industry be governed by people who seem to be content with creating illusion rather than dealing with reality. California is on the verge of a monumental financial collapse and Sacramento is filled with blissfully unaware legislators whose only coherent response seems to be crossing their fingers and hoping the bailout fairy comes swooping in for a magical Hollywood ending. One of the many progressive policies signed into law by faux Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger was AB 32, a law known better by the story book name "The Global...