Activist to push climate politics

Democrat’s millions aimed at influencing fall races on issue

Posted: May 22, 2014 at 5:49 a.m.

Tom Steyer, a billionaire environmental activist from California, wants to blast the issue of climate change to the front lines of U.S. politics: His super political action committee, NextGen Climate, will spend about $100 million this year to influence several Senate and governor's races in which climate change is seen as potentially playing a major role.

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