Democratic Donor Steyer Calls for More Primary Debates: Politico

Billionaire Tom Steyer is calling on the Democratic Party to add another debate that is focused on climate change and clean energy, Politico reports.

  • Steyer, who founded NextGen Climate environmental group, says he wants such a debate before Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses
  • Democrats “must allow voters the opportunity to hear a thoughtful and robust discussion, not just a single question, about their plans to solve this issue” he says in statement
  • NOTE: He’s weighing in as DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is under fire for her plan to limit to six the debates among party presidential contenders; first one set for Oct. 13
  • NOTE: Steyer was the top individual political donor in U.S. last yr

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