Tom Steyer is wading into the forest of politics again, focusing on the 2017 race for Governor of Virginia.
Steyer prefers to harvest current Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam to better control the citizens across the country (Steyer, a billionaire ex-hedge fund manager, lives in San Francisco).
Hillary fundraiser and current oily governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe (below), is ineligible to run for re-election due to term limits.
Terry ran Hillary’s failed 2008 presidential bid and has a rather checkered past:
A recent photo of the progressive policy pusher from Washington Post.
Steyer’s group NextGen America will reportedly pump $100 million into fighting climate change (time period unspecified, but remember this is life or death), including $2 million towards electing Northam.
At issue are two natural gas pipelines scheduled to pass through Virginia. Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillepsie says full steam ahead on those. But Northam (below), to Steyer’s chagrin, is cowering behind the line that the pipelines’ fate should be decided by federal regulators.
“Hi I’m here to be your Governor and by the way decisions for this great state will actually be made by Washington!”
Also, Washington Post reports:
A sponsor of one of the pipelines is Dominion Energy, Virginia’s largest corporate political donor. Northam owns shares in the company, and has also accepted campaign contributions from Dominion.
Steyer is cool with Northam being a pussy who folds to special interests, however, because 1). Steyer himself is sort of a special interest, with that kind of money, and 2). Northam has, per Steyer, suggested “the pipeline [sic] […] will be subject to the toughest possible environmental review.”
Also, Steyer told the Post [our emphasis]:
“We think [Northam] is much much better than Mr. Gillespie on environmental policies in general.”
Steyer’s focus this year is to mobilize deadbeat “millennial” voters, who tend to care more about climate change but usually don’t vote. The battle plan includes an invasion of 25 Virginia college campuses, as well as an online campaign for Millennials not enrolled in the education-industrial complex.
According to Washington Post, Steyer dropped a cool $8,000,000 via NextGen to help elect McAuliffe by just over 50,000 votes. Per Wikipedia, this was the first Virginia gubernatorial in which no candidate secured a majority of votes. Likely because Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis commanded 146,000 votes for 6.5% of the total.
2017 Libertarian candidate Cliff Hyra was not acknowledged by Washington Post, which is pretty much par for the highly-taxed, reclaimed water-irrigated, liberal billionaire-frequented golf course of the two-sides-only partisan politics powwow into which the nation has devolved.
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