Former Vice President Al Gore made an appearance at a Democratic fundraising dinner Wednesday night at the home of Tom Steyer and referred to the California billionaire as:
“Mr. Tipping Point” in the fight against climate change, according to a source who attended.
Gore “discussed the need to not just win — but to win quickly enough to make a difference,” according to the source.
The roughly 70 guests who attended the two-hour dinner at Steyer’s abode in San Francisco’s Sea Cliff neighborhood ate grass-fed beef from Steyer’s ranch, as well as salmon, while a large California flag hung on the wall. The event raised $400,000 for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of six Senate Democrats to attend, “focused on the importance of creating an offset” to billionaire fossil-fuel backers Charles and David Koch, the source said.
Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) “focused on how exposed the Republicans are for adopting and promoting a basic anti-science position,” the source said.
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