California billionaire and climate activist Tom Steyer has contributed a significant amount of cash to an environmental political action committee in Washington.
Campaign finance reports updated Monday night show Steyer’s NextGen Climate Action Committee - Washington PAC contributed $750,000 to a group called Washington Conservation Voters.
That group reports it has spent more than $200,000 on paid canvassers in two key state Senate districts.
Steyer is trying to help Democrats take back the Washington Senate this November.
This year, Steyer set up a Washington state-based political action committee. So far he’s put $1.25 million into that fund.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to clarify the source of the funds.