Pat Murphy

AP: Tom Steyer Aide Secretly Offered Money for Endorsements

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Iowa has privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing his White House bid, according to multiple people with direct knowledge of the conversations.

DES MOINES, IOWA - SEPTEMBER 21: Democratic presidential candidate and billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer greets guests at the Polk County Democrats' Steak Fry on September 21, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Seventeen of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and more than 12,000 of their supporters attended the event. …