Tom Steyer, the billionaire hedge fund manager who became a major environmental activist and poltical booster, is considering a run for the U.S. Senate, according to multiple reports.
Steyer would run for the seat in California vacated by Democrat Barbara Boxer, who announced this week she would not seek re-election in 2016. Others who could run include California Democrats Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor; Kamala Harris, the attorney general, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
"My sense is that he will take a look at it and consider it over the next few days or so," a person close to Steyer told at least three separate media outlets.
A spokesman for Steyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.