Billionaire Tom Steyer Will Not Run for Office in 2018

Hedge fund billionaire Democratic mega-donor and environmentalist Tom Steyer holds a news conference regarding his political future and plans in in Washington DC. on Jan. 8 2018

Steyer said he knows that some Democrats think talking about impeachment is a distraction but that he feels it remains important to focus on ousting Trump. He started NextGen America, a political organization that supports liberal positions on climate change, immigration and health care, among other issues.

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". Steyer said, arguing that he could make a bigger difference through activism rather than running for office.

"My fight is in removing Donald Trump from office and removing Donald Trump from power", Steyer said.

While Steyer definitively ruled out a political candidacy in 2018, he left the door open for future possibilities.

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"It was a fantastic speech but we are all in through November 6, 2018".

To that end, Steyer said he planned to invest $30 million in NextGen America for grassroots organizing in ten states: Arizona, California, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. "We really don't have the ability to know what's going to happen after that". Since launching a series of television ads last October calling for Trump's impeachment, roughly 4 million people have signed an online petition calling for the president's ouster.

The Washington Post first reported on Steyer's plans. His goal is to remove President Trump from office calling him a "clear and president danger". He also plans to target eight Senate races, races in more than 30 congressional districts and nine governors' races. He demanded Democratic lawmakers and candidates pledge to push for the impeachment of Trump if they take control of Congress this year, but a Demember vote to move forward on impeachment received votes from just 58 out of 435 members of the House, bringing Steyer's tab to $344,827.59 per vote. Issa, who represents parts of Orange and San Diego Counties, is considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the country this year.

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