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Off to the races: The left's Koch Brothers?

MASSACHUSETTS: “As the Red Sox take the field for the first time this season at Fenway Park on Monday, a plane circling nearby will drag a banner that reads ‘Steve Lynch for Oil Evil Empire,’” the Boston Globe reports. “The attack is not from US Representative Stephen F. Lynch’s Democratic rival or any of the Republicans in the race for the US Senate. Instead, it comes courtesy of Thomas F. Steyer, a billionaire California hedge-fund executive and Democrat who has chosen to bombard Lynch with theatrical attacks from the skies and from the streets. He has poured $400,000 into the Massachusetts race so far, bankrolling planes with banners, trucks with video screens, and canvassers who plan to knock on 300,000 doors statewide. Steyer is hoping to be the left’s answer to the Koch brothers, the billionaires who fund conservative causes, and has seized on Lynch’s Senate campaign against US Representative Edward J. Markey as a test case of his ability to elevate the issue of climate change in the political discourse.”