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Billionaire Tom Steyer plans to double down on Trump impeachment ads

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Billionaire Tom Steyer is doubling the $10 million he's put into a campaign to have President Trump impeached. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

Billionaire Tom Steyer is doubling the $10 million he's put into a campaign to have President Trump impeached. Now some are wondering if those TV ads played a role in big Democratic wins in Virginia and New Jersey this week.

Steyer told ABC7 News that democratic wins this week in Virginia and New Jersey are a clear repudiation of what Donald Trump stands for.

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"It really reassured me that American values are still in place and that Americans under pressure will stand up and do the right thing," said Steyer.

Steyer says he's going to double the $10 million he's put into TV ads, which say President Donald Trump should be impeached for taking the nation to the brink of nuclear war, obstructing justice and taking money from foreign governments.

The President fired back with a tweet in which the President calls Steyer "wacky" and "unhinged." But Steyer says the ads are having an impact.

"Our ads are obviously feeding into the same human response you saw in Virginia but I think you're going to see across the country," said Steyer.

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Voters in Virginia acted Tuesday by electing democrat Ralph Northam as governor.

Added to big wins in New Jersey and elsewhere some see it as a repudiation of The Trump Administration.

Steyer has been talked about as a potential challenger to California Senator Dianne Feinstein. Former California Republican Party Chairman Tom Del Baccaro wonders if those ads may be aimed more at Feinstein than Trump.

"If Steyer wants to throw his money around with these petition to build his profile because he wants to run someday that's a tried and true method," said Del Baccaro.

Steyer hasn't yet committed to a senate run.

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