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Steyer Pulls Dem Party Fundraising After Major Disagreement

The billionaire liberal donor, and long-time benefactor of Democratic candidates and causes, is pulling the plug, all over a disagreement with a recent party decision.

By NTK Staff | 01.26.2018 @11:15am
Steyer Pulls Dem Party Fundraising After Major Disagreement

Tom Steyer, the billionaire who turned to environmentalism, became a Democratic donor, and is now in a fever pitch to impeach the president, pulled his massive wallet away from the Democratic Party this week.

According to the Washington Examiner, Steyer told Fortune:

“I don’t have a litmus test on any one thing, but I do have a litmus test for elected officials standing on principle and doing the right thing, looked at holistically,” Steyer told Fortune in an article published online Thursday. “And I want to say that after the DACA vote, I have decided not to give anything to the national party committees.”

Ouch. The shorter way to put it is that Steyer will no longer contribute to the three Democratic party committees – DNC, DSCC, and DCCC – because they voted to end the government shutdown.

It’s unclear how upset Democrats will be, though. Steyer spent $163 million in the 2014 and 2016 cycles, only to lose more races he invested in than he won. Steyer has also demanded that any Democrat who receives money from him must pledge to impeach the president.

Democrats have grown weary of Steyer lately, with some admitting that his impeachment campaign is, as of now, unhelpful to their cause.

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