Until earlier this week, I had never heard of Steven Baer. Now I know a lot about him, including how he routinely uses email to goad donors and politicians even more to the extreme right than they already are.
My latest piece for RH Reality Check takes an in-depth look at him. Think of him as the Andrew Breitbart of the 90s who made money and isn't afraid to throw it around.
Baer is also a forced birth-extremist who uses email as a weapon to further his own objectives.
Abortion is the centerpiece of Baer’s political zeitgeist. He uses the debt ceiling and budget initiatives as his hammer, but his goal is to ban abortion forever. In 2014, he sent a mailing to church pastors, rabbis, and leaders promising them donations in exchange for distribution of voter guides targeting all candidates who supported any abortions, including those sought in cases of rape and incest. And as he stated in his four-page pitch, he has no problem taking down Republicans who finance “baby-killing”: