The Democratic Party Is Tom Steyer’s Now | The Daily Caller
The Democratic Party’s platform on energy and climate has shifted dramatically leftward, putting the party in sync with the climate policies advocated by its wealthiest donor, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer.
Steyer, who made the bulk of his money as a hedge fund manager at investment firm Farallon Capital, has spent this election year pouring millions of dollars into the campaign coffers of Democratic candidates. All that money may be paying dividends, as the Democratic Party platform’s policies on climate change reflect those of Steyer’s.
Steyer brags about the shift. “It is a quantum leap forward from four years ago,” Steyer said, adding that, “I think we have the most progressive environmental platform in the history of the Democratic Party and in the history of American politics.”