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.
Those in attendance at the meeting include Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidDraft House bill ignites new Yucca Mountain fight Week ahead: House to revive Yucca Mountain fight Warren builds her brand with 2020 down the road MORE (Nev.), Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseOvernight Energy: Trump set to sign offshore drilling order Trump's FDA nominee clears key Senate committee Pruitt drops out of GOP fundraiser after ethics complaint MORE (R.I.), Patrick Leahy (Vt.) and Ben Cardin (Md.). Sens. Mark UdallMark UdallPicking 2018 candidates pits McConnell vs. GOP groups Gorsuch's critics, running out of arguments, falsely scream 'sexist' Election autopsy: Latinos favored Clinton more than exit polls showed MORE (Colo.), Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.) and Jeff MerkleyJeff MerkleyOvernight Energy: Trump set to sign offshore drilling order Sanders: Trump couldn't be 'more wrong' on climate Overnight Energy: Trump orders review of national monuments, claiming ‘egregious abuse’ 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.