He may be a billionaire, but Democrat Presidential candidate, Tom Steyer seems like a pretty unhappy guy. Maybe it’s because, for the past four years, Donald J. Trump has been living rent-free in his over-bloated head. Far-left Tom Steyer, who is best known for his “impeach Trump” ads, is apparently okay with the idea of nullifying the votes of 63 million Americans. His top campaign aide is also apparently okay with paying for endorsements for the unpopular candidate who can’t buy himself out of single digits in the polls.
According to the Los Angeles Times, California billionaire Tom Steyer spent $47 million during the first three months of his presidential bid.
So far, Steyer has remained mired in the low single digits in the polls in his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Is the campaign of the “Impeach Trump” candidate resorting to buying endorsements in Iowa?
CNBC reports – A top campaign aide for billionaire Tom Steyer privately offered local Iowa politicians campaign contributions in exchange for their endorsements in the 2020 Democratic presidential race, the Associated Press reported, citing people with direct knowledge of conversations between the aide, Pat Murphy, and the local politicians.
Payments for endorsements would violate campaign finance laws if they weren’t disclosed to the Federal Election Commission, according to AP. There is no evidence that any local politicians accepted the money from Murphy or Steyer’s campaign.
When asked about the AP report, Steyer’s campaign responded with a statement from Murphy, a former Iowa House speaker, who did not directly address the allegations.
“As a former legislator, I know how tricky the endorsement process can be for folks in Iowa. It was never my intention to make my former colleagues uncomfortable, and I apologize for any miscommunication on my part,” Murphy said in a statement to CNBC.
“I joined the campaign because I believe Tom is the best candidate to take on Donald Trump and that he shares Iowa’s values. I know that Tom’s message will resonate with leaders across the state and that any endorsements will come from the merit of his message.”
Since launching his campaign on July 9, Steyer has spent almost $30 million on television ads, including $7.1 million in Iowa alone.
Some of Steyer’s Democratic rivals have complained that he has essentially bought his way into the election.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock criticized Steyer on Thursday after the report came out, saying in a tweet, “You buy your way to the debate stage. You try to buy your endorsements. @TomSteyer, we won’t be bought.”
— Steve Bullock (@GovernorBullock) November 7, 2019
Will Tom Steyer’s name be all over the media because of his top aide’s attempt to buy endorsements for the far-left billionaire? Or will the media instead, focus all of their efforts on a phony impeachment scam of a duly elected president they must destroy before 2020? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.