Tom Steyer Makes 2020 Bid Official

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES - 2019/05/22: Tom Steyer, founder, NextGen America, speaking at The Center for American Progress CAP 2019 Ideas Conference. (Photo by Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES - 2019/05/22: Tom Steyer, founder, NextGen America, speaking at The Center for American Progress CAP 2019 Ideas Conference. (Photo by Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
|
July 9, 2019 9:20 a.m.

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer on Tuesday announced he is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, arguing that corporations have wrested too much political power from the people.

“We’ve got to take the corporate control out of our politics,” Steyer said in his announcement video.

Lately, Steyer has been best known for this television ads arguing for President Trump’s impeachment. The ads have gotten Trump’s attention, with the President arguing that Steyer is “all talk” and doesn’t have the guts to run for higher office.

Steyer joins a crowded field of nearly two dozen Democratic candidates already running for the nomination.

Support The TPM Journalism Fund
  • Contributions allow us to hire more journalists
  • Contributions allow us to provide free memberships to those who cannot afford them
  • Contributions support independent, non-corporate journalism
Comments
advertisement
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer:
SPECIAL DEAL FOR PAST TPM MEMBERS
40% OFF AN ANNUAL PRIME MEMBERSHIP
REJOIN FOR JUST $30