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November 3, 2014 at 2:31 PM

The money trail: How a billionaire spread his wealth in state Senate races

Last month, we reported on how California billionaire Tom Steyer was getting some of the $1.25 million he’s spent on legislative races in Washington state into the District 45 race between GOP Sen. Andy Hill and Democrat Matt Isenhower. As you can see in the graphic above — click on it for a clearer view —…

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October 14, 2014 at 6:20 PM

How a California billionaire gets his money into a Washington Senate campaign

In late September, political reporter Jim Brunner wrote about how California billionaire and climate activist Tom Steyer had decided to drop $1 million into Washington state’s elections to help Democrats regain control of the state Senate. One of ways the Steyer money is being used is to try to unseat Republican Sen. Andy Hill in the 45th…

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September 24, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Steyer group will target state Sen. Andy Hill in 45th District race

California billionaire and climate activist Tom Steyer’s political organization has revealed some details of its plans to influence Pacific Northwest legislative contests. NextGen Climate will back Democrats in two key state Senate races in Washington: Matt Isenhower, who is challenging state Sen. Andy Hill of Redmond in the 45th Legislative District, and Tami Green, challenging state…

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September 22, 2014 at 5:25 PM

California billionaire Tom Steyer drops $1 million on WA elections

California billionaire Tom Steyer — a climate activist and political ally of Gov. Jay Inslee — has entered Washington state’s 2014 elections in a big way, sending $1 million here in an expected effort to help Democrats take control of the state Senate. Steyer donated $1 million last week to NextGen Climate Action’s Washington state…

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May 30, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Inslee lunches with billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer

Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday had a private lunch with a major political ally in his efforts to pass climate-change legislation: California billionaire Tom Steyer. Steyer, a hedge-fund tycoon turned climate activist, has announced he’ll spend $100 million this year to defeat Republicans who deny the reality of human-caused climate change. He has emerged as…

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