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2020 Watch: Is Tom Steyer Starting His Presidential Campaign Today?

By Election Day 2018 Steyer will likely have already spent over $80 million, and have over 200 paid staffers in crucial swing states.

By NTK Staff | 03.15.2018 @11:00am
2020 Watch: Is Tom Steyer Starting His Presidential Campaign Today?

Billionaire environmentalist and Democratic donor Tom Steyer might very well be informally kicking off his 2020 presidential campaign in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday, when he holds his first of 30 town halls that are part of his impeachment campaign against President Trump.

Steyer is starting to look more and more like someone who is planning to run for president in 2020.

The New York Times reported that the San Francisco billionaire’s “advocacy group, NextGen America, will spend $30 million to help Democrats retake the House in 2018.”

The $30 million is already being doled out to important swing states.

NextGen America will spend at least $3.5 million in Florida, $2.5 million in efforts to mobilize progressive millennial voters in Wisconsin, and $3.5 million in California to target millennial voters.

In Wisconsin Steyer hopes to have, “53 paid staff working on 35 campuses” by election day. In California, the group will “hire more than 80 organizers,” and in Florida the group “has plans to double the current 50 staffers.”

NextGen America has already spent $3.3 million on grassroots organizing during the Virginia gubernatorial election, hiring 60 staffers to help with those efforts.

The group will also fund similar programs in nine other states, including Nevada, Arizona, Iowa, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire.

Factor that with the $40 million Steyer has announced he will spend on his “Need to Impeach” campaign against Trump, and the 50 political and communications operatives that have been hired for that effort, and Steyer is looking like a guy running for president.

But that’s not the end of Steyer’s spending. Politico recently reported that Steyer:

“Will spend $7.5 million this year in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada and California, with an expectation that he will spend more money organizing young voters in those states in 2018.”

The Washington Free Beacon reported that Steyer also is “singlehandedly bankrolling a political action committee that was launched to turn out Latino voters and push back against Trump and Republicans.”

By Election Day 2018 Steyer will have already spent over $80 million and have over 200 paid staffers in crucial swing states, and that’s just what’s been reported on so far. It’s very possible that the number of paid staffers could increase.

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