Walt Maddox accepts contribution from California billionaire leading Trump impeachment movement
As revealed by a mandatory financial disclosure filed on Monday, Democratic gubernatorial nominee and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox recently accepted a direct contribution from the San Francisco billionaire leading the national “Need to Impeach” movement against President Donald Trump.
Tom Steyer gave Maddox $5,000 on Wednesday of last week, while his wife gave Maddox an additional $5,000 on the same day. Combined, the couple’s donations were Maddox’s second largest contribution of the reporting period, only behind an Alabama gaming facility.
Steyer has been touring the country rallying people to sign onto his massive impeachment movement against Trump. The effort’s homepage states, “We the people must impeach this president.” Steyer is also spending part of his personal fortune on the movement, with some speculating he himself wants to run for president in 2020.
“Need to Impeach” is currently running television ads in battleground districts across the nation ahead of the November 6 midterm elections. One such ad concludes by saying, “We still have a lot of work to do to get rid of this president, and that starts with your vote.”
The Steyer contributions came the same day that Maddox’s biggest contributor reported receiving $200,000 from another prominent liberal billionaire – George Soros.
Maddox has previously admitted to voting for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn