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October 13, 2014 at 6:28 PM

California billionaire pours $250K more into his Wash. climate PAC

OLYMPIA — Billionaire California environmentalist Tom Steyer has donated $250,000 more to a political action committee he has formed in Washington state.

The $250,000 donation to NextGen Climate Action Committee was made on Friday, but didn’t post online with the state’s Public Disclosure Commission until Monday. Steyer had already given $1 million to the committee.

Last month, NextGen Climate announced it would spend money to support Democratic candidates in at least two key legislative races: one in Pierce County between Democratic Rep. Tami Green and incumbent Republican Sen. Steve O’Ban, and the other in King County between the Senate’s main Republican budget writer, Sen. Andy Hill, and Democratic challenger Matt Isenhower.

Those two races are among a handful that could decide control of the 49-member Senate, which is currently controlled by a coalition of 24 Republicans and two Democrats.

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