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ICYMI: CA Billionaire Tom Steyer is NOT Welcome in Grand Canyon State

Renae Eze - May 21, 2018

Tom Steyer, a California hedge fund billionaire, was in Tucson this weekend and Arizonans showed how “welcome” he and his intrusive, costly energy initiative are in the Grand Canyon State. The same Tom Steyer whose extreme progressive group NextGen America recently compared Republicans and supporters of President Trump to white supremacists in a disturbing, inflammatory ad.
 
Outside the 7th Annual Udall Dinner & Spirit of Arizona Awards, where Tom Steyer was giving the keynote speech, Arizona Republicans made it clear how well Steyer and his initiative were received in their state. From KGUN 9:
 
The P​ima County Republican Party expressed their concern with the billionaire's visit to Tucson. Picketers lined the streets outside the event to rally against the billionaire. They argued Steyer's harmful policies are not welcome here in Arizona. The new initiative will force Arizona to pay more for electricity, they added. 
 
Delivering the keynote speech inside the casino, Tom Steyer reiterated his commitment to interfering in Arizona’s election, promising to fund 2018 ballot measures that will change the energy source of the state’s utilities. What he left out of his speech was how much that will cost Arizonans and their families when their electric bills skyrocket, and all thanks to coastal elitist Tom Steyer. From an op-ed in The Arizona Republic:
 
San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer has decided that Arizonans don’t pay enough for electricity. He’s launched a petition effort to change all that.
 
Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona, backed by Steyer’s progressive nonprofit NextGen America, is gathering signatures to change the state constitution to mandate that 50 percent of Arizona's electricity come from clean energy sources. Their definition doesn’t include nuclear.
To make the 2018 ballot, the group needs 225,963 signatures by July. If successful, perhaps Arizona can join California with electricity rates about 50 percent higher than the national average.
 
Supporting Arizonans as they demonstrated their concern with Tom Steyer and his costly interference, the Republican National Committee (RNC) put a spotlight on Steyer’s true motives via this Snapchat filter at the rally and inside the dinner:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“This weekend, Arizonans had a message for California billionaire Tom Steyer: ‘Stay out.’ Just another coastal elitist sticking his fingers into the wallets of Arizonans, Steyer’s motives are crystal clear. But what he and his progressive group NextGen America don’t seem to understand is that Arizonans cannot be bought or bullied. And come November, voters will again be loud and clear with their message – Arizona is not for sale.” - RNC Spokesperson Renae Eze

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