Ex-ThinkProgress writer blasts Tom Steyer after receiving job notice for his campaign
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A former ThinkProgress writer took to Twitter to condemn billionaire Democratic presidential candidate Tom SteyerThomas (Tom) Fahr SteyerAnalysis: 2020 digital spending vastly outpaces TV ads The Hill's Morning Report — Trump's new controversy Sanders, Yang to miss CNN's town hall on LGBTQ issues MORE after receiving a job notice for his campaign following news that the liberal news site is shutting down.

Rebekah Entralgo, a writer who covered immigration policy and detention at ThinkProgress, said she received a LinkedIn message that attempted to recruit her after the activist group the Center for American Progress (CAP) said it could not find a new publisher for the site.

"Sorry to learn about ThinkProgress," the message said in a screenshot Entralgo posted. "Tom Steyer 2020 is hiring for digital and comms roles — we do pay a relocation fee…"

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Steyer, a progressive philanthropist who is among the leading advocates for impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's top adviser on Asia to serve as deputy national security adviser United Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' MORE, made a late entrance into the crowded Democratic primary field in July after earlier saying he would not be running. He has failed to gain much traction in polling, failing to make the cut for next week's third 2020 debates.

A spokesman for Steyer's campaign defended the outreach, saying it was just one colleague trying to help another.

"The sentiment was there," the spokesman said.

—Updated at 5:55 p.m.