It’s amazing that Democrats, most of whom claim to hate billionaires, have two of them running in their 2020 primary.
One of them, Tom Steyer, is accused of trying to buy black support in the important primary state of South Carolina.
Breitbart News reports:
Tom Steyer Accused of Buying Black Support in South Carolina
Billionaire left-wing donor Tom Steyer is being accused, once again, of buying support — this time, among African Americans in South Carolina.
Steyer has spent heavily in South Carolina in general to boost his support, taking advantage of the fact that only former Vice President Joe Biden had significant name recognition in the state. CNN reported last month that Steyer accounted for over 90% of television ad spending in the Palmetto state.
In addition, however, Steyer is targeting African American voters, who are the majority of the Democratic Party primary electorate in the state.
Moreover, Steyer is spending money on black organizations and politicians, directly and indirectly.
Breitbart points to this recent report from Politico:
Tom Steyer is pumping money into black organizations in South Carolina and other early voting states, seeking every possible foothold with the Democratic Party’s most coveted voting bloc.
Hidden amid millions of dollars spent on TV ads and mailers in Steyer’s latest campaign finance report are donations totaling more than $60,000 to black organizations and institutions across the country. They include $10,000 to the Columbia, S.C. chapter of the Urban League; $7,500 to an African American cultural festival in Iowa; and another $10,000 to the Charlotte, N.C. black political caucus.
And there’s more…
Tom Steyer has paid more than $40k to rent a property owned by Jim Clyburn's daughter
A bank Steyer founded has loaned $1 million to a Columbia-based bank that has one of Clyburn's sons-in-law on its board
— Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT) February 24, 2020
Steyer has qualified for the debate Tuesday night in South Carolina.
Will this come up?