Leftist Billionaire Tom Steyer Is Now America's Top Political Donor

Leftist Billionaire Tom Steyer Is Now America's Top Political Donor

For those who complain that the GOP is the party of the rich, consider this: according to OpenSecrets.org, in the 2013-2014 electoral cycle, the leading individual political donor in the nation was billionaire Tom Steyer, the leftist hardliner, joined by his wife, who gave a staggering $20.4 million to Democratic and leftist causes.

That figure was more than double the second-highest donor, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who gave 95% of his roughly $9.5 million in donations to Democrats and leftist causes.

We’re not done yet; the third highest donor was Fred Eychaner, who gave 100% of his 5.8 million to Democrats and leftist causes.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Steyer, 57, a board member of the environmental activist group Next Generation, donated a whopping $21.9 million to Proposition 39 in 2012, a proposition closing tax loopholes for multistate corporations. In 2014, Steyer intends to use his super PAC NextGen Climate Action to spend up to $100 million on climate change issues and candidates who support them.

Sabrina Lockhart, communications director for Californians Against Higher Oil Taxes, pointed out, “It makes sense that a billionaire who can afford to dump millions to play in politics is willing to ‘spend what it takes’ to make energy costs soar for hard-working Californians. After all, he’s already promised to ‘penalize’ those who don’t agree with his out-of-touch agenda.”