Liberal California billionaire Tom Steyer just learned a big lesson about changing climate. The investment BANKER? tried to make global warming the big issue in 2014. Instead, voters told him there was a chill in the air for his agenda.
As a result, he lost in nearly three out of four races he funded. Steyer had donated $73.8 million to this election cycle to fund more than 7,000 advertisements in seven key states. That made him the single biggest political donor this election cycle. However, out of the $30.8 million of that money that went to seven specific races according to Open Secrets, more than $22.4 million, 73 percent, went to candidates who ended up losing their races.