Billionaire donor Steyer says he won't run for office in 2018

Casey Dawson
January 9, 2018

"Donald Trump's election awoke a sleeping giant in our political discourse".

The $30 million will be used to mobilize young voters in 10 key states: Florida, Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, California, Pennsylvania, Iowa, New Hampshire and Arizona, Steyer said.

"I believe that the most important task for me, the task that I feel called to organizing and mobilizing America's voters".

Steyer is a former hedge fund manager who has invested some of his wealth in an array of political causes, most notably fighting climate change.

"I look forward to his continued activism in the months ahead as we campaign to take back both chambers of Congress to protect the nation from the risky Trump agenda", she said.

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"Judging by the excerpts, we went and bought 535 copies, and we're going to get citizen volunteers to deliver them to the office of every Congress person and senator", Steyer said. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign Blumenthal: "Credible case" of obstruction of justice can be made against Trump MORE (D-Calif) this year. He is the founder of NextGen America, a liberal advocacy group. NextGen will focus on the seven Republican-held districts in California where voters backed Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 - Steyer specifically called out Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) - as well as at least two dozen other House incumbents.

"We now know that this partisan fight has becomes a fierce battle for the soul of America", Steyer said. The anti-Trump ads have already cost him over $20 million, according to The Hill.

His ultimate goal is to have Trump removed from office.

"We now know that the Oval Office can not reshape a man who does not believe in constitutional democracy", Steyer said.

In a statement released after the press conference, Need to Impeach said its "digital army will be central to an unprecedented engagement effort targeting Democratic and Republican members of Congress who have so far failed to support removing Trump from office". "This Republican Congress is willing to aid and abet a unsafe president because holding him accountable would put their agenda at risk".

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