[Overseas News reporter Zhang Miao, Bay Area report on July 10] Bay Area billionaire Tom Steyer announced on the 9th that he would join the Democratic campaign and participate in the 2020 US presidential election. He said in January this year that he would not participate in the presidential race. Steele stated that he sees himself as an outsider and opposes the so-called "hostile companies taking over our democracy." His campaign proposal mainly revolves around climate change and political system reform.
Billionaire Tom Steyer
The 62-year-old Steele is the most well-funded liberal among the candidates.President Trump initiated impeachment. He said in January this year that he would not run for the election, but would focus on impeaching Trump. However, in the latest campaign video, he did not mention impeachment. He also wrote on Twitter: "This is true. I'm running for president."
This was after Bay Area Congressman Eric Swalwell announced his withdrawal from the campaign. Steele announced his news.
Some analysts believe that Steele is likely to change the primary election situation due to his huge financial support. According to "Forbes" estimates, Steele's net worth is 1.6 billion yuan, and he also promised to donate half of his wealth to charity during his lifetime.