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Billionaire behind Trump impeachment ads to bankroll Democrats for US House

09 January 2018

The billionaire, who plunged into politics in 2013 when he founded NextGen Climate to advocate for Democrats, had been discussed as a 2016 candidate for Senate and seen by some 2018 gubernatorial candidates as a dark horse who could jump in late. "We are all in through November 6, 2018", Steyer said. "We know that the so-called pundits argue that we have to choose between talking about impeachment and talking about policy".

Outspoken billionaire Tom Steyer is not running for office in 2018 - but he's not sitting on the sidelines, either. Steyer confirmed that in Washington, D.C. Monday morning. "I'm not going to run for office in 2018 - that's not where I can make the biggest difference".

Many observers predicted that Steyer would run either for governor of California in 2018 or for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Dianne Feinstein (D), but in a Monday interview, Steyer said, "I'm not going to run for anything".

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Steyer said that he's investing $30 million in NextGen Rising's youth organizing program and will help register, engage and mobilize more than 250,000 young voters to participate in this year's midterm elections.

Steyer added that he is redoubling his efforts with his "Need to Impeach" campaign, which he said resonates with voters in every state. "We are really focused on removing this president", Steyer said. Last year, he collected millions of signatures calling for Trump's impeachment and paid for billboards in New York's Times Square as part of a $20 million ad campaign urging Congress to act. His goal is to remove President Trump from office calling him a "clear and president danger".

More than 4 million people have signed Steyer's impeachment petition, which he called a "digital army" that will be mobilized to engage with members of Congress, including Democrats, who have not committed to impeaching Trump.

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"What we are going to try to do is.enable the voice of the American people to demand action from their representatives as opposed to making it some kind of litmus test", Steyer said.

He pointed to three Republican targets: House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Rep. Darrell Issa of California and Rep. Barbara Comstock of Virginia.

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Billionaire behind Trump impeachment ads to bankroll Democrats for US House