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2020 Watch: Tom Steyer Continues to Build His Political Army

Michigan and Nevada aren't the only states that Steyer is investing in ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

By NTK Staff | 03.23.2018 @3:00pm
2020 Watch: Tom Steyer Continues to Build His Political Army

Billionaire environmentalist and Democratic donor Tom Steyer is continuing to build out his political army with multi-million dollar investments in both Michigan and Nevada ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

Steyer announced on Thursday that his group, NextGen America, would be spending at least $3.5 million in Michigan and $2 million in Nevada in 2018 to help get Democrats elected.

These investments are part of a larger $30 million investment that Steyer’s political operation announced earlier in the year.

According to NextGen, they have “had organizers in Michigan since October, with 53 on the ground now,” and the group plans to have at least 80 on the ground by Election Day.

“Young people are mobilizing across Michigan to create progressive change and demand action on issues like clean water, access to health care and gun violence,” Steyer said in a statement about the investment in Michigan. “This November, we will show them that ignoring the demands of young people comes with a cost.”

The Detroit News reported that Steyer “is also helping bankroll a new Michigan petition drive for a ballot proposal to increase the state’s renewable energy mandate for electric providers, similar to a failed effort he backed in 2012.”

Meanwhile, The Reno Gazette Journal reported on Steyer’s efforts in Nevada:

“It will also seek to defend a pair of U.S. House seats now held by Southern Nevada Democrats. The initiative is centered around the work of 58 organizers and other volunteers expected to fan out across 14 Nevada college campuses. Volunteers with a Steyer-affiliated nonprofit plan to knock on at least 45,000 doors around the state in a separately funded effort.”

Michigan and Nevada aren’t the only states that Steyer is investing in ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

NextGen America will also 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.

By Election Day 2018, NextGen claims it will have hundreds of paid staffers across America.

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