Earlier this month Senator Harry Reid proposed to change the Constitution in order to prevent the wealthy Koch brothers from influencing elections. I doubt if those changes would have applied to the wealthy Progressive left.
Case in point.
Business Insurance reports that Progressive billionaire, Tom Steyer, plans on using his money to influence elections against Republicans who don’t believe in Global Warming (Climate Change):
The super-political action committee financed by billionaire and former money manager Tom Steyer will try to raise climate change as an election issue in four U.S. Senate races and three gubernatorial contests this year, the group announced this morning.
NextGen Climate Action Committee had raised $9.3 million through the end of April to spend on 2014 elections — almost all of it from Steyer himself, U.S. Federal Election Commission reports show. Steyer, whose net worth is $2.6 billion, founded Farallon Capital Management in San Francisco.
…“The debate on climate change is settled: it is here, it is human-caused, and it is already having a devastating impact on our communities, but we need to accelerate the level of political support to address this critical issue before it’s too late,” Steyer said in a statement. “This means making politicians feel the heat — in their campaign coffers and at the polls.”
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