If you believe what she writes, Democrat U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene (1st District) is very concerned with getting “dark money out of politics.” If her latest email to supporters is truthful, DelBene is “tired of undisclosed donors and special interests flooding our elections with money and drowning out your voice.”
Of course, if DelBene were truly passionate about the issue, she would start fixing the problem where she can: with her own party catering to extreme “green” California billionaire Tom Steyer.
Steyer has unique access to Democrat lawmakers across the country due to the amount of money he pumps into their campaigns. In return, Steyer demands that Democrats to support his “green” agenda. If they don’t, then he’ll make sure that they do, usually by withholding his money or simply paying someone off—as has done and continues to do in our state.
Steyer is determined to make a big impact on the 2016 elections—despite his expensive and lackluster results in 2014. And, he’s joined forces with other top liberal donors—many operating under the umbrella of George Soros’ Democracy Alliance—to ensure Democrats who support their agenda get the campaign cash they need.
As Shift reported, the Democracy Alliance’s 2020 Vision plan includes fighting climate change as a major theme. The group re-vamped its efforts last year with the creation of the Democracy Alliance Climate Fund, developed to “steer cash to groups fighting for environmental causes and candidates in key states.”
Additionally, according to Politico, the group’s 2020 Climate Fund will “invest in local and state organizations with an eye toward boosting their advocacy and organizing capabilities, while continuing to funnel money to larger groups like the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters.”
As signaled by Steyer—one of the big money-bags behind the Democracy Alliance—those “key states” and “local and state organizations” include Washington State and certain extreme “green” organizations operating in our state.
So, is DelBene planning on doing anything to prevent Steyer and Co. from pouring “dark money” into elections in our state? We think not.