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Quick Take: In Interview, Steyer Doesn’t Know How Much He Will Spend This Election

Mega-liberal donor doesn't know how much he will spend in this election, nor if he will run for CA governor in 2018.

By NTK Staff | 08.30.2016 @6:45am
Quick Take: In Interview, Steyer Doesn’t Know How Much He Will Spend This Election

In a new interview with the Desert Sun, billionaire and mega-liberal donor Tom Steyer speaks at length about his environmental and political work. He talks about his voter registration efforts, not only in battleground states but also in his home state of California.

Asked if he knows how much he would spend in the election, Steyer states pretty clearly: “I don’t.” He has previously pledged to spend more in 2016 than he did in 2014 ($74 million) and in July did not rule out spending $200 million this cycle.

On if he will run for governor in 2018, Steyer again says: “I don’t know.” Check out the excerpt below:

TDS: You’re spending a lot of money this year on voter registration and outreach in swing states, like Ohio and Pennsylvania. Why are you also doing such a big registration drive in California, when it’s a pretty safe blue state?

STEYER: If you’re thinking about the presidency, I agree, it’s a blue state. But if you’re thinking about the water board in the Imperial Valley, it’s all Republican. If you go to Fresno and look at who lives in Fresno and then look at who’s on the city council in Fresno, you might disagree. If you went to Bakersfield, Stockton, Visalia, you might disagree. We need more Democrats, and we need more progressive Democrats.

TDS: Do you know how much money you’re going to end up spending this year?

STEYER: I don’t, and I’m scared to look. You can quote me on that.

TDS: Are you going to run for governor in 2018?

STEYER: I don’t know.

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