Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer enters the 2020 race

Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer enters the 2020 race

Billionaire financier and environmental activist Tom Steyer (D) entered the 2020 Presidential race on Tuesday (Twitter)

WASHINGTON – Billionaire financier and environmental activist Tom Steyer announced his candidacy for president on Tuesday, bringing the total number of Democrats seeking to challenge President Donald Trump to 24.

“If you think that there’s something absolutely critical, try as hard as you can and let the chips fall where they may. And that’s exactly what I’m doing,” Steyer said in a video posted to Twitter.

Steyer, 62, is a hedge-fund manager and a well-known liberal activist. He is the founder of the Need to Impeach super PAC and has spent millions on TV and Facebook ads advocating for the impeachment of the Trump.

The Democratic mega-donor has an estimated net worth of about $1.6 billion, according to Forbes.

Nevertheless, his candidacy is still a considered a long-shot.

Polls show former Vice President Joe Biden with a solid lead over the other candidates.

Steyer’s entry into the race comes just one day after another long-shot candidate, Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, dropped out of the 2020 contest.

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    1. I have noticed in your TV announcements in which you are running for president that you refer to our government as a democracy. Somehow that didn’t ring true, so I looked it up. A true DEMOCRACY is ruled by the majority of voters whereas a REPUBLIC elects representatives to make our laws and represent us. So just thought you might want to correct that in your ads on TV. I’m sure an opponent will bring it up if they haven’t already. I just don’t want a good man to be criticized for this by his opponents. Thank you for listening and good luck. I am very interested in learning about each person who is running.
      Mara Lea Broders, Norfolk, NE

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