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Billionaire activist Tom Steyer is planning to spend at least $100 million during the 2014 races, applying pressure to federal and state lawmakers on climate change measures.
Steyer’s NextGen Climate PAC plans to target select races including incumbent Republican Rick Scott for Florida’s governor’s race, The New York Times reports. Scott is a known climate denier, a stance Steyer plans to attack this year.
Steyer’s group is also keeping an eye on the Senate race in Iowa, where he plans to funnel his political muscle behind Democratic candidate Bruce Braley in an attempt to help shape the 2016 presidential election.
The former hedge fund manager turned environmentalist isn’t shying away from targeting candidates in his own party.
This month, Steyer’s group asked its online community which lawmaker it should target next in an anti-Keystone XL ad; Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is an option.