CHARLOTTE – Californian billionaire and environmental whacko turned political financier has been dumping millions into elections in recent years to push climate change hysteria. Now that whacko is dumping money into two congressional races in the Old North State to flip those seats from R to D.
“California billionaire Tom Steyer announced Tuesday that he plans to invest $1 million into the effort to flip North Carolina’s 9th and 13th congressional districts by mobilizing young voters.
The money is on top of $30 million he’s spending on NextGen Rising, a campaign to energize millennial voters in more than two dozen key districts in 10 states.
Steyer told the Observer that in North Carolina he’ll put 11 full-time and 25 part-time staffers on 12 college campuses in the two districts. In addition, he wants to target 100,000 young voters through a mail and digital campaign.
The districts are now represented by Republicans Robert Pittenger of Charlotte in the 9th and Ted Budd of Davie County in the 13th. Each has a well-funded Democratic opponent.
“Looking at North Carolina, we felt that these two congressional seats were ones where it was possible to turn them from red to blue,” Steyer said in an interview.
The 9th District runs from southeast Charlotte to Fayetteville. The 13th extends from Mooresville to Greensboro.
So the hedge fund billionaire with a penchant for capitalizing on environmental hoaxes, apparently, is aiming at mobilizing the young and impressionable. Not to say that doesn’t work for the Left, as evidenced by the March for Our Lives anti-gun hysteria. Just put millions behind a hardcore Leftist cause, animate it with children so as to ward off attacks, and try and ride the publicity into policy changes.
So will it work in North Carolina? Not likely.
“Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of the N.C. Republican Party, said he’s not worried.
“I really don’t think his record on moving the population has been very successful,” Woodhouse said. “Running against the hard left will be to our advantage in these districts. At the end of the day voters will make their decisions based on tax policies and other policies that affect their lives.”
Energizing young voters may not be easy, particularly in an off-year election.
Last fall voters under 25 made up just 2 percent of those who took part in Charlotte’s city primaries, according to the Mecklenburg County elections board. Those under 40 comprised less than 18 percent.
Statewide, turnout rates for young voters typically lag.
For example, Catawba College political scientist Michael Bitzer found that just 18 percent of voters 18-25 voted in 2014, the last off-year election compared with an overall turnout of 44 percent.”
Please, Tom, bring in your Far Left Environmental Loonies that want to impeach Trump and let North Carolina voters know where Democrats in this state really stand on the issues of the day. It will offer a more honest contrast with a liberty-minded, economy focused Republican platform and insure our congressional delegation stays to the right of Thom Tillis.
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