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.
It’s true. I’m running for president. pic.twitter.com/u8x2lZah7Z
— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) July 9, 2019
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.