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California Climate Activist Dumps $1M Into Washington State

File photo of California billionaire and climate activist Tom Steyer
File photo of California billionaire and climate activist Tom Steyer

California billionaire and climate activist Tom Steyer has dumped $1 million into Washington state.

File photo of California billionaire and climate activist Tom Steyer
Credit Stuart Isett / Fortune Brainstorm Green
File photo of California billionaire and climate activist Tom Steyer

The seven-figure contribution was made last week and became public Monday.

Steyer wants to help Democrats take control of the Washington Senate and $50,000 of Steyer's money has already moved into a political action committee associated with Senate Democrats.

Steyer also spent heavily in Washington last year.

Recently, he had lunch with Democratic Governor Jay Inslee at the governor's mansion. Inslee's climate change agenda has been stymied by the mostly Republican coalition that controls the state Senate.

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