Climate Fanatic Tom Steyer Drops Out of the Democrat Presidential Race

Tom Steyer
Tom “whatsisname” Steyer. By Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Tom Steyer has paid the price for focussing far too much of his campaign on climate change, instead of addressing issues people care about.

Tom Steyer ends 2020 presidential campaign 

By Kate Sullivan, CNN

Updated 0317 GMT (1117 HKT) March 1, 2020

(CNN) Tom Steyer ended his presidential campaign on Saturday night after the billionaire businessman failed to gain traction in a large field of Democratic candidates. 

Steyer exited the race after he failed to claim victory in South Carolina, a state he invested heavily in, hoping it would turn around his sputtering run.

“I said if I didn’t see a path to winning that I’d suspend my campaign,” he said. “And honestly, I can’t see a path where I can win the presidency.”

The businessman’s decision comes after disappointing showings in the race’s first three contests in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada. In Nevada, Steyer outspent the rest of the Democratic field on advertisements by more than $13 million.

Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/29/politics/tom-steyer-drops-out-2020-race/index.html

I’m surprised Tom Steyer dropped out so early. Given his resources and the quality of his opponents I thought Tom had a real chance of claiming the prize. But even Democrat activists failed to warm to his bland single issue presence, so Tom sensibly withdrew from a competition he no longer has any chance of winning.

98 thoughts on “Climate Fanatic Tom Steyer Drops Out of the Democrat Presidential Race

      • Everybody they asked put health care above last placed climate change as their primary concern. That makes sense to me. When I go to bed at night, do I worry about the possibility of being bankrupted by a medical bill or the possibility that it might be a little warmer in fifty years time. Don’t peek at the correct answer below.

  1. Too bad Tom Steyer didn’t spend a few $Bil on his total campaign…at least some folks would have made some easy money on advertising a loser candidate. I don’t think it matters now how much money these billionaires throw at financing themselves or leaving their monies for the Super PACs. The American people smell a rat in the Democrat Party et al. It will probably be a re-match between Cooked Hillary and Trump again. And this time, the Dem’s will probably get beat even worse than 2016.

    At least Shorty Bloomberg (aka Mini-Mike) is going to spend a much larger fortune and it ain’t gonna do him good either. Compared to Steyer, Mini-Mike looks and sounds like a complete dimwit. Makes you wonder how he made $60 Bil, or even got elected to mayor of NYC. Donald Trump is right…the election can’t be bought, and it probably can’t be influenced much by foreign influences either.

    • Eric, Maybe Mr Steyer found out the hard way that selling ‘CAGW’ to the masses is a darn sight harder than selling a new brand of fried chicken or vegan hamburger. Maybe because people tend to think a lot more about the costs vs benefits of CAGW before they will ‘buy’ it. And of course to win an election you have to convince more than 50% of the population, which is a lot higher percentage than is needed to launch a new form of fast food – 1% is probably plenty.

    • These two Billionaires don’t have a CLUE about what NORMAL, ordinary, hard-working citizens want. They are both doomed to utter failure outside CA and NY. Their candidacies are just so much of a “vanity project” that it’s sickening.

    • Steyer spent +$250 million on his failed exercise in self-promotion. His only success was helping stimulate the Trump economy. With my lip quirked and doing my best Elvis impersonation, I’d just like to say
      Uh, Thank Ya Baby! Thank ya vuury much!

      May Mike Bloomberg achieve a similar but even more expen$ive ‘success’…..

      • Adding solar to a home costs, what, around $12k? That is 20 thousand homes he could have provided free solar panels to.

        Why do these climate warriors seem to have infinite money to convince us to do something, when they all have plenty of money to do it themselves? No one is going to turn down free solar panels. So just start buying and distributing them. Ever notice they donate all their money to environmental groups whose job is to harangue us into doing something? Why not just cut out the middle man? Go town to town and convert every home that wants it to solar. Certainly Bill Gates, Styer, Bloomberg, Bezos, etc. have enough dough to make a difference.

    • I have to agree except I think Styer looks like a super chicken bobbing his head as he talks. Imagine him on the world stage. I have visions of Putin not be able to contain himself, and faking a sucker punch to make him stop the head bobbing.
      PS – I am not condoning violence. He’s just a nonsense chatty head bobbing fool on stage.

    • Scenario:

      If “Grandpa” Bernie Sanders were elected, he would soon be replaced by a ruthless dictator and the killing would start.

      That is what happened in the 20th Century – a murderous socialist sociopath seized total control, destroyed the economy, killed his opponents, terrorized the population, and stayed in control for many decades unless he was toppled by war. I just described Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Castro and Pol Pot. Zimbabwe and Venezuela are more recent examples. Why does anyone think it will be different this time? It won’t.

      In Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov’s 1984 interview he predicts everything that is happening now.
      https://youtu.be/bX3EZCVj2XA

      Canada under Marxist Justin Trudeau is already far down that disastrous path. Trudeau has bribed failing Canadian print media with $600 million to gain compliance, and it is working. The Yale Report recently recommended licensing of Canadian media = total control.

      Leader of the Opposition Andrew Scheer told Trudeau in the House of Commons: ”George Orwell’s ‘1984’ was supposed to be a cautionary tale about the evils of big government, not an Instruction Manual for this Prime Minister.”
      “Scheer compares recommendations set forth by Yale report to Orwell’s ‘1984’ as he spars with Trudeau during Question Period”
      https://globalnews.ca/video/6500627/scheer-compares-recommendations-set-forth-by-yale-report-to-1984-as-he-spars-with-trudeau-during-question-period

      Canada is probably finished – our voters are sheep being stampeded by wolves.

      Donald Trump is the great hope for the survival of democracy and free enterprise in the USA.

      https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/02/10/we-must-fight-climate-extremists-before-they-upend-society/#comment-2913882
      [excerpt]

      The Lenin’s, Stalin’s, Hitler’s and Mao’s are already out there – wolves in sheep’s clothing, just waiting to seize power. Then you will see their true brutality.

      Do you think it’s a coincidence that these 20th Century killers all pretended to be human until they seized absolute power and terminated their opposition, real and imagined? Do you think Pol Pot of Cambodia was an anomaly? He is the norm.

      The Canadian Liberals’ and the American Democratic Party’s current policies are straight out the quotes of Vladimir Lenin.

      https://www.azquotes.com/author/8716-Vladimir_Lenin

      “Truth is the most precious thing. That’s why we should ration it.”
      “We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.”
      “There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.”
      “Free speech is a bourgeois prejudice.”
      “The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.”
      “People always have been and they always will be stupid victims of deceit and self-deception in politics.”
      “It is, of course, much easier to shout, abuse, and howl than to attempt to relate, to explain.”
      “Democracy is indispensable to socialism.”
      “The goal of socialism is communism.”
      “The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.”
      “Trust is good, but control is better.”
      “As an ultimate objective, “peace” simply means communist world control.”
      “One of the basic conditions for the victory of socialism is the arming of the workers Communist and the disarming of the bourgeoisie the middle class.”
      “One man with a gun can control 100 without one.”
      “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”
      “Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.”

      • Like I said at:
        https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/03/01/climate-fanatic-tom-steyer-drops-out-of-the-democrat-presidential-race/#comment-2929514

        WHY BERNIE SANDERS IS (STILL) MORALLY UNFIT TO BE PRESIDENT
        Lawrence J. McQuillan • Thursday January 30, 2020
        https://blog.independent.org/2020/01/30/why-bernie-sanders-is-still-morally-unfit-to-be-president/
        [excerpt]

        In 2003, the University of Pennsylvania history professor Alan Charles Kors wrote “Can There Be an ‘After Socialism’?” which tells the story that Bernie Sanders won’t. Here is an extended excerpt:

        The goal of socialism was to reap the cultural, scientific, creative, and communal rewards of abolishing private property and free markets, and to end human tyranny. Using the command of the state, Communism sought to create this socialist society. What in fact occurred was the achievement of power by a group of inhumane despots: Lenin, Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, Kim Il Sung, Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot, Castro, Mengistu, Ceausescu, Hoxha, and so on, and so on . . .

        NO CAUSE, EVER, IN THE HISTORY OF ALL MANKIND, HAS PRODUCED MORE COLD-BLOODED TYRANTS, MORE SLAUGHTERED INNOCENTS, AND MORE ORPHANS THAN SOCIALISM WITH POWER. It surpassed, exponentially, all other systems of production in turning out the dead. The bodies are all around us. And here is the problem: No one talks about them. No one honors them. No one does penance for them. No one has committed suicide for having been an apologist for those who did this to them. No one pays for them. No one is hunted down to account for them. It is exactly what Solzhenitsyn foresaw in The Gulag Archipelago: “No, no one would have to answer. No one would be looked into.” Until that happens, there is no “after socialism.”

    • >> Makes you wonder how he made $60 Bil<< if you’ve ever been a client you’d know the answer to this… his sales people circumvent a client’s vendor licensing controls and give “free stuff” to end users, then six months later circle back with threats of lawsuits if the firm doesn't pay up. whats amazing is that no one has been able to build a competing business.

    • Yes, I wish he had spent every penny of his money, so we never have to hear from him again. Clearly, he was not committed to saving the planet, or he would have.

  2. “I’m surprised Tom Steyer dropped out so early. Given his resources and the quality of his opponents I thought Tom had a real chance of claiming the prize.”

    You really need a /sarc tag. :))

    • I was thinking that sarc was also necessary. There just might be people reading this blog that would believe that.

    • Reparations for slavery and Climate Change were two of his main platforms.
      Really?
      See you next time Tom!

      • Did y’all miss this ad? “My job is to take on Donald Trump on the economy and kick his ass!” That’s right, the economy.

    • Right now, it’s probably one of those prizes you really shouldn’t want to win. Perhaps he was smart enough to suddenly figure it out.

  3. Climate change crisis is on hold until the Coronavirus is contained. Bad luck for Tom but good riddance for opponents of climate fraud.

  4. This election is shaping up to be a vote between changing climate change, or for improving the economy.
    The Dems need to wise up if they really want to oust Trump.

    • Tez, permit me to rephrase that for all: The Dems really want to oust Trump so they need to wise up – – Opps, to late. Missed it by 3 years.

  5. I thought he was only in it to get around campaign finance laws so he could throw craploads more of his money at down-ticket dems that supported his position. Shirley (hah) he didn’t think he was actually gonna win.

  6. Well, here’s a prime example of a politician saying one thing and then doing another.

    If Tom Steyer really believed that “climate change™” represented an existential threat for humanity—as he and Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and AOC and many others have vociferously asserted—he would have stayed in the presidential race to use the MSM publicity to hammer home his claim, no matter the cost or his polling numbers.

    That he did not do this speaks volumes as to his claim and his integrity.

  7. Perhaps Tom was watching Greta in Bristol clad in a raincoat in pouring rain saying “ The planet is on fire” and thought better of his climate centred campaign.

  8. Being from Aus, I don’t propose to understand the way the US elections work, however I remember reading somewhere that to get around your donation rules, Steyer only ran so he could raise campaign funds then when he pulled out, they all go to the Democrat party thereby by-passing the donation amount laws. I wonder how much he raised versus spent and what happens to the remaining if there is any?

    p.s. Just a thought, I would love to see a salary cap on spend on any election by any party/candidate, seems like such a waste of money.

    • The problem is that a challenger has to substantially outspend an incumbent in order to over come the incumbants advantages in name recognition and access to the media.
      Spending caps on elections are just another form of incumbant protection.

    • Scott – you are absolutely right, there SHOULD some kind of spending limit – but there isn’t mostly because “free speech” is seriously interfered with if advertising is limited [and the powerful TV folks would go broke]. We haven’t figured a way to put that change into law yet – perhaps we need a dictator to do just that!

  9. Tom ran on “saving the world” (from climate change) and no one cared. Reports say he spent $240 million and got virtually zero traction and no delegates.

  10. Got an idea. Next time Greta has an event, have a bunch of people start coughing like hell and say they just got back from Wuhan and/or Italy. That keep em quiet for a few weeks!🤣

    • @John. Exactly. Also turn up at XR demos and do the same thing. There may be one benefit of this pandemic. It might more get people to realise that there are real sicknesses rather than the sick fantasy of climate change/weirding/crisis whatever. If any variant of green loonie is out in front of my local supermarket, I won’t be able to resist doing a performance. One trick that has scattered them in the past is to say, I cannot support you because you are part of a terrorist organisation.

  11. “… addressing issues people care about….” So which Progressive has done that? CC is last on the voters’ list yet we continue to hear about it from them all. Bloomberg is nothing but a spoiler to get a brokered convention so the elites can pick who they want. They are all running on a hate Trump love Marxism platform.

    • Trick question. There are no progressives running. They’re all marxists in sheep’s clothing.

      • Trick answer. Progressives (in US politics) are Marxists (with or without sheep’s clothing) and have been for years, the only difference is now they’ve gone so insane with TDS that they’re not doing much to hide how blatantly Marxists they really are.

  12. I wonder how Michael Bloomberg will do on Super Tuesday. Buying an election is harder than folks think.

  13. It was just announced that Alfred E. Newman (Mayor Pete) has also withdrawn from the presidential race.

    As for Steyer, I guess human-caused climate change isn’t that big an issue even among Democrats.

  14. Biden was talking to Chris Wallace on Fox News Channel this morning and at one point Wallace asked Biden about having mental slips and Biden denied he was having mental impairment and then proceeded to call Chris by the wrong name, calling him Chuck, instead.

    If the Democrats think Bernie is going to hurt their party, they are not going to fare any better with Biden. Biden makes a mental slip every day. Think how that’s going to play when he does it up there in front of the whole world debating Trump.

    That is if he gets up there. Biden still has to weather the storm brewing about the attempt by the Obama-Biden administration to undermine the U.S. Constitution and throw the 2016 election to Hillary by colluding with the Ukrainians and Russians to fix the election.

    And I think I just read a report that a Ukranian prosecutor is going to start an investigation of Where’s Hunter Biden.

    And then there is Guiliani, who claims he has the goods on both Joe and Where’s Hunter. And if I was a betting man, I would bet Guiliani does have the goods on the Bidens and all the other Democrat criminals involved in trying to fix the 2016 election.

    The Democrat Elites should probably go ahead and bite the bullet and go with Sanders. You will lose either way but with Biden it will be particularly bad. He may be indicted before the election is held.

    • Sanders has just been honest enough to state what the democrats really want. That’s why he’s a threat to them. A far greater threat than even Trump is. The pundits can go on and on about their fear of “down ballot” consequences if Bernie is the candidate but I think that is not their real fear. Their real fear is that if Bernie wins it will embolden others to come out an be honest about what the democrats really stand for and a significant amount of their base will follow them just as they are feeling Berne now. The democrats in general are far closer to Bernie and AOC than they are to anything other social/political identity anywhere near the center and have been ever since they ran off the old Blue dogs.

    • I meant if Bernie wins the nomination because there is no way in hell that communist is going to be elected POTUS.

      • I envy your optimism. Clearly you have not been in Grade 1-5 in the last ten years. The young generation has been thoroughly brainwashed.

        On a more optimistic note, I just saw a Tom Steyer’s TV ad, still airing in California.

    • Not much difference between Chuck Todd and Chris Wallace, so I sympathize with Biden trying to tell his sycophants apart.

  15. As an Oz outsider looking at the debates the Democrats are having, it appears that there is little chance of them working together after one of them ‘wins’ given the vociferous character assassination they spout at each other.

    It appears that one does not need friends if one becomes President, which is worrying that one person has so much power.

    IMO, you guys have a weird system of government, although ours is not one to hold up as perfection either.

    • We in the USA create a new definition of weird every time we have a meeting! Weird is now normal.
      Our system always seems to have its serious flaws but so far it is working pretty well (for us).

      • Perhaps you would like to explain how well it works when you have activist judges just making up laws as they go along. Although Australia can’t hold its head up when you look at the shockingly unconstitutional Mabo decision by the High Court.

    • I used to think it was weird too. The biggest problem I saw was that the president will almost always have either the house of representatives or the senate weighted against them.

      Then I realised that this stops them doing very much, and understood the point!

      • Zig Zag Wanderer March 1, 2020 at 6:31 pm
        “Then I realised that this stops them doing very much, and understood the point!”

        Bingo!
        The less the Government can do, the better off that we are.

        • One of the biggest mistakes that we have made politically is to make the senators be popularly elected, rather than selected by state legislatures.
          Once that happened, states became meaningless, and the growth of the federal government became inevitable.

        • The less the Government can do, the better off that we are.

          DING! DING! DING!

          We have a winner!

  16. Reality about this current economy from the perspective of this truck driver. What I observe on the road is every bit as valid, if not more so, as the economic numbers the government publishes.

    It’s been Trump supporting main street verses the democrats supporting the multinational Wall Street. We can currently produce 80% of what we consume without a thing from China. Though that is not a balanced as some us may not like the reality is that compared to the EU nations we’re in great shape in that respect. The EU nations economies are far more reliant upon trade with China than we in the US are. Thus the really big losers are the Wall Street multinationals, the EU, and of course China. The sell off on Wall Street is a reflection of that reality.

    This economy is going gangbusters and no sell off of the Stock Market can change that fact. Of course that is not going to effect what has happened to peoples 401Ks immediately but it sure will eventually. I have seen absolutely no sign that people or business is slowing down due to the current threat. In fact it appears to be just the opposite. The guy that unloaded us at the warehouse in Nogales, AZ Wednesday morning, which was actually south of the US Border Patrol Check station but still in the US, was wearing a mask. That was the only person I saw taking any obvious precautions.

    I have had 6 overtime days in 4 weeks. Only 8 possible in that period. Traffic, both truck and other on Saturday as I was driving back to Indianapolis, IN from Laredo, TX was heavy. Every bit as heavy as one would expect on a normal work day.

    I’m team driving now because the company I drive for picked up several new team runs and doesn’t have the teams to cover them. This driver gets paid a salary to troubleshoot and fill in and do what needs to be done when there are no regular drivers available to do so. So though normally I am a solo driver, last week I was teaming with a team driver that lost his partner. I will do the same this week and we will make two round trips back to back between Indianapolis and Laredo. Last week we did a run to Nogales, AZ and back followed by a round trip to Laredo and back.

    I’m supposed to be off work and not on call from 06:00 Friday until 06:00 Sunday. If I work during the time I am supposed to be off I get paid another days pay pro-rated per my salary. Fine with me. I like $1,980.00 pay checks on the weeks when I work both Friday and Saturday. There are five other salary drivers at our terminal doing the same job I do and all of them have been getting mega overtime.

    According to what I’ve been told we should expect this accelerated pace to continue for several more weeks. Keeping on MAGA! Home right now simply because they ran me out of legal driving hours and I have to take a break before I get the hours to run back again.

  17. Are you sure this wasn’t the plan all along? The amount of money a person can contribute to a campaign is limited by law. It seems like I heard that if you run for office and drop out, then you can give your campaign money to whomever you want. In other words, if you don’t run for president, the money you give is limited; run for president and drop out, the money you give is unlimited.

  18. Bernie’s gonna get the nomination, and he’s gonna tap Steyer as his VP for the $$$$

  19. I have to agree except I think Styer looks like a super chicken bobbing his head as he talks. Imagine him on the world stage. I have visions of Putin not be able to contain himself, and faking a sucker punch to make him stop the head bobbing.
    PS – I am not condoning violence. He’s just a nonsense chatty head bobbing fool on stage.

    • And what makes him different from the rest? They all sound like “nonsense chatty head bobbing fool[s]” to me. I see that Mayor Pete (aka: Alfred E. Newman) is also gone now. I expect that the fake Injun, will be walking her own “trail of tears” soon enough. That’ll leave:
      Amy who?, that is going nowhere
      Low Sodium Mini Mike the 32 oz. Slurpee buster
      Joe, where am I and who am I, Biden
      And last but not least, Che Guevara Sanders .

  20. I made sausage gravy earlier in the week and I’m sure it had a higher IQ than the combined IQ of the contestants in the 7 ring clown show for the dem nomination. Now that it has been narrowed to 5 I just don’t know what yo compare the clown show to!

  21. It doesn’t seem like it, but in political time it’s still a very long time between now and the election. Who knows what else may or may not pop up. The Coronavirus is only a couple of months old and it came of nowhere. We still can have a plethora of natural and man-made disasters although it appears man-made ones are less likely but who knows?

    I’m looking forward to the hysterics to come. The US has enough wackos to make it as interesting as it can be.

  22. Is he REALLY a “Climate Fanatic”? OR is he a government crony dole taker who sees his massive investments in “renewables” under tremendous risk given a Trump second term. .

  23. I mean really! What can one say about the portion of the electorate that is so ignorant they believe that drinking a Corona beer will give them the Covid-19 virus?

    • Rah, be skeptical of that survey. People really aren’t that stupid.

      It could be fake news, it could be a bad survey, or it could even be the lead-in to an advertising campaign.

      It’s kind of like when you read about people belonging to various Flat Earth Societies and you wonder how people could be so stupid until you find out that most of the Flat Earth Societies are drinking clubs.

  24. Let’s look at Tom Steyer’s campaign finance filing to the Federal Eclection Commission (FEC) as on 31 January 2020.

    “Coverage dates: 07/09/2019 to 01/31/2020
    TOTAL RECEIPTS $271,575,679.39
    TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS $263,202,505.63
    Total individual contributions $3,555,597.08

    Itemized individual contributions $1,120,659.00
    Unitemized individual contributions $2,434,938.00
    Party committee contributions $0.00
    Other committee contributions $0.00
    Presidential public funds $0.00
    Candidate contributions $259,646,908.55
    TRANSFERS FROM OTHER AUTHORIZED COMMITTEES $0.00
    TOTAL LOANS RECEIVED $7,500,000.00
    Loans made by candidate $7,500,000.00
    Other loans $0.00
    TOTAL OFFSETS TO EXPENDITURES $873,173.76
    Offsets to operating expenditures $873,173.76
    Fundraising offsets $0.00
    Legal and accounting offsets $0.00
    OTHER RECEIPTS $0.00
    Newly filed summary data may not appear for up to 48 hours.

    Total spentBrowse disbursements
    Coverage dates: 07/09/2019 to 01/31/2020
    TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS $253,718,074.06
    OPERATING EXPENDITURES $253,649,916.13
    TRANSFERS TO OTHER AUTHORIZED COMMITTEES $0.00
    FUNDRAISING $0.00
    EXEMPT LEGAL AND ACCOUNTING $0.00
    TOTAL LOAN REPAYMENTS MADE $0.00
    Candidate loan repayments $0.00
    Other loan repayments $0.00
    TOTAL CONTRIBUTION REFUNDS $35,957.93
    Individual refunds $35,957.93
    Political party refunds $0.00
    Other committee refunds $0.00
    OTHER DISBURSEMENTS $32,200.00
    Newly filed summary data may not appear for up to 48 hours.

    Cash summary
    Coverage dates: 07/09/2019 to 01/31/2020
    ENDING CASH ON HAND $17,857,605.33
    DEBTS/LOANS OWED TO COMMITTEE $0.00
    DEBTS/LOANS OWED BY COMMITTEE $24,000.00

    source: https://www.fec.gov/data/candidate/P00012716/

    So Steyer at the end of January 2020 had $17.86 Million in his campaign committee accounts. He also contributed 98.65% of the $263,202,505.63 contributed to his account (contributed money does not have to be given back). Steyer also made a $7.5 Million loan to his own campaign committee, an amount which does have to be paid back.
    ============

    Now Steyer dropping out means he can cancel all his ads and stop his campaign committee spending. So whatever he has on 1 March 2020 (today), he will pay back his loan to himself ($7.5 Million) and the rest well…. that’s the Stinky part.

    Per Federal Election Commission (FEC) guidelines he can now transfer whatever tens or hundreds of millions of dollars he has Left-over in his campaign committee accounts to the DNC or to anyone of the other candidates (The line item above: TRANSFERS TO OTHER AUTHORIZED COMMITTEES). There is no limit on how much he can transfer to the DNC.

    See the FEC contribution table here:
    https://www.fec.gov/help-candidates-and-committees/candidate-taking-receipts/contribution-limits/

    Note the table, per FEC rules, a non-candidate (such as you and me) can only donate a maximum of $35,500/year/campaign to the DNC and to candidate’s campaigns. If Steyer hadn’t been a declared candidate, he also would be limited by that amount.

    <b<Steyer's candidacy I suspect real purpose was to effectively been to bypass the $35,500/year limikt he could have contributed if he hadn't been a declared candidate. He can now to send the measly tens of millions of Left-overs directly to the DNC, or another campaign as he sees fit.

    Billionaire Steyer has run a self-funded campaign so he has stuffed his campaign committee with many hundreds of millions of dollars. A slick operation to exploit a loophole.

    Note: We won’t know until his 15 April FEC filing how much he had left over and how much he actually transferred. But I can assure you people in the media are watching.

    • ” people in the media are watching”

      And most of them will applaud this as slick Democratic Party out-flanking of the GOP. 🙁

      • Bernie Sanders and his followers are no fan of these billionaire democrats trying to buy their party’s nomination.

        You can bet Bloomberg is donating heavily to the DNC superdelegate PACs to buy them. Nancy Pelosi is a Super Delegate, and Bloomberg gave her House Majority PAC a $10Million check on 16 December as a reward for impeaching Trump and to buy her loyalty at the convention. As Speaker of the house she has a lot of influence on other SuperDelegates who want her favors. The DNC is a massive quid pro quo swamp of reptilian slithering lowlifes that get rich by selling influence.

  25. Tom said: “ that I’d suspend my campaign, ”

    suspend
    . . ., hiatus, quit, abandon, take a hike, go home and play with my toys . . . Who cares?

    A few years ago the climate folks argued over the meaning of hiatus. That was understandable, but when a candidate says suspend, is there a possibility she/he will appear at the convention and say “I am unsuspending my campaign?”

    Anyway Tom, thanks for passing some of your $$$ on to others via the expenses of competing, however useless that was. To the closest whole number it was zero. Try again in 4 years.

  26. Must be the ‘brother of Steggles’….who took Tony Abott’s seat in Australia…..just an air-head…

  27. A lot of money to blow on an ego trip. I guess he can afford it. One less climate fool in the mix, at least in the foreground.

  28. Well I’ve been barracking for the Bern and Occasional Cortex for potential Pres and running mate all along as the Dems need a good blend of Commies and Marxists not in any particular order as one is not more equal than the other when you’re gender neutral and it’s quite clear the capitalist running dogs have to go. Roll on Super Chooseday Dems and Greta will be there for the warmup folks.

  29. I’m surprised that anyone is dropping out this close to Super Tuesday. Why not stay in and try to corral a couple of delegates. If there is no candidate that has a majority going into the convention, having a couple of delegates that you can pledge to somebody gives you the opportunity to make deals.

  30. Traditionally US Presidency candidates go extreme during the primaries, then move towards the middle in the general election. The Democrats fear that Bernie can’t and won’t make the moderation shift and therefore lose the middle swing vote to Trump, whom the undecided will see as “the lesser of 2 evils” which is basically what doomed Hillary. Folks didn’t like Trump, but they hated Hillary. When I talk to my less-than-rabid more mainstream friends, they may not all love Trump but they see Bernie as a pitiful doddering old lunatic.

  31. Yet tonight, Mar 2, I’ve seen at least a dozen Steyer commercials this evening alone….no refunds I guess.

  32. Steyer should be free to burn as much of his coal made money as he wishes .
    The Democrats ignore peoples priorities and instead try and shove their agenda on to everyone else .
    Global warming fear mongering is about 17 on peoples list and a great many see it for what it is . A UN promoted scam to raise money for their globalist agenda . It was chosen by Maurice Strong , at the UN as a tool to galvanize public support for global communist government . He sought to destroy capitalism . and he walked the talk , living in China in later years.

  33. Steyer is back where he belongs …. screwed up California .
    One thing he did accomplish and that is by jumping in late
    he confirmed there isn’t a Democrat with a hope of beating Trump .

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