News broke today that radical environmentalist Tom Steyer was considering a run for Governor of California. You might say, “who cares, California is seceding.” But there is a very Colorado reason this matters. Steyer has been a big funder of crazy environmentalists here in Colorado.
With Steyer testing the waters for a gubernatorial run and his funds tangled up, will he have the bandwidth to continue his NextGen Climate program? And will his involvement with NextGen hurt or help the greenie billionaire?
Last year, we revealed that Steyer’s NextGen group was enmeshed in the James O’Keefe voter fraud activities, which, hey, could come in handy when running for office, amirite, Democrats? But, overall, Steyer’s NextGen efforts were useless as they couldn’t even protect former U.S. Sen. Mark Udall in his re-election campaign against current U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner.
From the Washington Post at that time:
The campaign represents a new focus for NextGen Climate Action, which spent $74 million in the 2014 midterms to support Democratic congressional candidates, including $19 million on ads. But its top two Senate targets — Republicans Cory Gardner of Colorado and Joni Ernst of Iowa — prevailed.
Nonetheless, Steyer’s wandering eye could signal a cash shortfall for local environmental efforts. And that would not be the worst thing in the world.