California Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell dropped out of the 2020 race this week and now another candidate is jumping in.
Tom Steyer, the liberal billionaire obsessed with impeaching Trump has announced that he is now running too.
NBC News reports:
Pro-impeachment billionaire Tom Steyer makes late entry into Democratic race
Billionaire activist Tom Steyer declared his candidacy for the presidency Tuesday in a video, reversing an earlier announcement several months ago that he intended to sit out the 2020 Democratic primary race.
“Nobody owns me,” Steyer said in an interview with NBC News. “I’m not afraid to speak my mind. I’m not beholden to them. I’m not beholden to the establishment.”
While he is not well known and the candidate field is already overstuffed with two dozen candidates, Steyer’s money could give him an edge, as could the extensive email list of 8.3 million names compiled by a group he founded to push for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
He has committed to spending at least $100 million of his own money on his campaign and has already bought $1 million in TV advertising in the first four primary and caucus states, according to ad tracker Advertising Analytics.
Steyer is a leading proponent of removing the president from office. But just as Trump did in 2016, Steyer is pitching himself as incorruptible by corporate interests thanks to his vast personal wealth.
See his announcement video below:
It’s true. I’m running for president. pic.twitter.com/u8x2lZah7Z
— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) July 9, 2019
Judging from these replies, it doesn’t look like he’s going to get much support:
This ain’t it, Chief.
If you truly had America’s best interest in mind and wanted to make a difference, you would not run.
You would use your wealth and privilege instead, to help elect other Democrats who can actually win.
Put your ego aside, @TomSteyer.
— Rev. Travis Akers (@travisakers) July 9, 2019
Makes no sense at this time.
Why don’t you focus on a Senate seat? That’s where we need to upend.
— 💫Patsy💥Dryden ☘️🌊🌹 (@Patta47cake) July 9, 2019
Don't. The only person who wants this is you.
— Kamala Harris is a Cop (@BethLynch2020) July 9, 2019
Dude I’m with you on impeachment but I thought you were doing that to help the country. That clearly isn’t your goal is if you are also running for President.
— Gregory McKelvey (@GregoryMcKelvey) July 9, 2019
No, please, don't.
Donate that money to Democrats running for Senate, House or help needy people etc.
This is a waste of time.
We need like 12 democrats to drop out of the race as it is.
Only the top contenders qualify for debates.
Did I say no?
Cause please no, no
— 𝒢𝑒𝓂𝓂𝒶 𝓔𝓵𝓮𝓪𝓷𝓸𝓻💎™ (@Lady_Star_Gem) July 9, 2019
How long will his candidacy last?