Steyer to push campaign against Keystone with Senate Dems

Billionaire hedge fund manager turned climate activist Tom Steyer plans to tell Senate Democrats on Wednesday night that opposition to the Keystone XL oil pipeline will rally voters behind their party.

Steyer is hosting a "Blue Green Council Dinner" fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee at his San Francisco home, according to one of his advisers, The Washington Post reports.

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During the dinner, Steyer will share data from a poll he commissioned that says voters care where the oil transported through the proposed pipeline ends up and whether Chinese investors gain from the project.

Those in attendance at the meeting include Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidAmendments fuel resentments within Senate GOP Donald Trump is delivering on his promises and voters are noticing Danny Tarkanian wins Nevada GOP congressional primary MORE (Nev.), Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon Whitehouse6 months in, GOP tax bill an utter flop Live coverage: FBI chief, Justice IG testify on critical report GAO to look into Trump's reduction of carbon social costs MORE (R.I.), Patrick Leahy (Vt.) and Ben Cardin (Md.). Sens. Mark UdallMark Emery UdallSenate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Democratic primary could upend bid for Colorado seat Picking 2018 candidates pits McConnell vs. GOP groups MORE (Colo.), Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.) and Jeff MerkleyJeffrey (Jeff) Alan MerkleyElizabeth Warren tours immigration center: 'It's a disturbing picture' Dem senator: If Nielsen doesn't reunite families, 'she should resign' Senate Dems call for Judiciary hearing on Trump's 'zero tolerance' MORE (Ore.), who are all up for reelection this year, will also be at the meeting.

Steyer will publicly release the poll results on Thursday.

On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that Steyer plans to funnel $100 million into races this year in the hopes of getting environmentally friendly candidates into office.