Latest Tom Steyer News

Biden, Warren absence at California gathering irks top Dems

Nov. 16, 2019 8:39 AM EST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The decisions by Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren to skip a weekend gathering of thousands of fervent California Democrats less than three months before voting begins have frustrated and puzzled some party leaders. But they have offered a chance for their rivals to capitalize on the...

10 Democrats qualify for next week’s presidential debate

Nov. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Ten Democratic presidential candidates have qualified for next Wednesday’s debate in Georgia, giving voters a smaller lineup on stage to consider even as the party’s overall field expands. The Democratic National Committee confirmed the lineup Thursday after reviewing polling...

Warren files for NH primary, scorns ‘billionaires’

Nov. 14, 2019 3:37 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has once again scorned big money’s influence in politics as she signed up for New Hampshire's presidential primary. The Massachusetts senator said Wednesday, "We really shouldn't have elections that are about billionaires calling all the shots, whether they're...

Bloomberg requests Tennessee presidential ballot petition

Nov. 13, 2019 4:37 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg has requested a petition in Tennessee that would require securing 2,500 signatures from registered voters in less than a month if he wants to qualify for the state’s Democratic presidential primary ballot, top election officials said Wednesday. Tennessee has...

Steyer signs up for New Hampshire primary

Nov. 12, 2019 2:49 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Businessman Tom Steyer says the presidential race is more unsettled than it's ever been. Steyer, a billionaire progressive activist who was late to join the crowded Democratic field, signed up for the New Hampshire presidential primary Tuesday. He says he won't be surprised if more...

AP sources: Deval Patrick mulling Democratic White House run

Nov. 12, 2019 12:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is considering making a late run for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations, underscoring some Democrats' deep uncertainty about the party's current crop of contenders. Patrick, a close...

Top Iowa aide to Steyer's campaign resigns after AP report

Nov. 8, 2019 8:56 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top Iowa aide to businessman Tom Steyer resigned Friday, a day after The Associated Press revealed he had privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing Steyer's White House bid. Steyer's Democratic presidential campaign announced the...

Bloomberg's wealth gives him options his rivals don't enjoy

Nov. 8, 2019 6:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are many questions surrounding Michael Bloomberg's potential presidential candidacy. Whether he'll have enough money to sustain a lengthy and bruising campaign is not one of them. The billionaire former New York City mayor opened the door this week to a potential Democratic White...

Trump backers file paperwork for re-election bid in Arkansas

Nov. 8, 2019 6:17 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — President Donald Trump has qualified to appear on the ballot next year in Arkansas. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders submitted paperwork and the filing fee Friday for the president to run in Arkansas. The state's filing period...

AP Exclusive: Steyer aide offered money for endorsements

Nov. 7, 2019 3:45 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Iowa privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing his White House bid, according to multiple people with direct knowledge of the conversations. The overtures from Pat Murphy, a...