Campaign Finance Deformed

Stephen Lynch is supportive of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and Thomas Steyer is not happy about that.

Lynch is the Bay State representative running against fellow Democrat Ed Markey in the upcoming primary election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry. Steyer is a Bay Area hedge fund billionaire who has vowed to pit his significant personal financial capability against Lynch and the Senate hopeful’s support of the pipeline.

“Last month, [Steyer] burst onto the scene with a sharply worded threat to Lynch, warning him that if he did not change his mind and oppose the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline ‘by high noon on Friday,’ he would launch an aggressive campaign to defeat him in the April 30 primary,” reports the Boston Globe.

While Steyer is an outspoken opponent of the Keystone pipeline and proponent of environmental issues, he has not been as aggressive in voicing his opinion on campaign finance reform.

Read more at The Valley Advocate

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