Steyer appears ready to enter presidential race: report

Philanthropist and billionaire liberal activist Tom SteyerTom Fahr SteyerWhere the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes Klobuchar, Steyer unable to name Mexico's president in pointed interview Sunday shows - Spotlight shines on Bloomberg, stop and frisk MORE is reportedly telling friends he will enter the crowded Democratic presidential primary field this week.

The Atlantic, citing unidentified sources, reports that Steyer, best known for his campaign to impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpRussian sanctions will boomerang States, cities rethink tax incentives after Amazon HQ2 backlash A Presidents Day perspective on the nature of a free press MORE, will announce Tuesday that he is running for president.

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The possible announcement comes after Steyer appeared ready to enter the field back in January, going as far as setting up a trip to Iowa for a kick-off event before changing his mind in the final days.

Instead, Steyer traveled to Iowa, the first state to hold a Democratic caucus in the election cycle, to announce that he was not running for president.

Steyer last week reportedly told two staffers that he planned to enter the race Tuesday, the strongest indication yet that he is running after months of speculation.

Steyer has been a top Democratic donor for years and funds the impeachment campaign Need to Impeach.

His candidacy for the White House would likely focus on the need to remove Trump, a calling card he has focused on essentially since Trump took office.

Part of the reasoning behind Steyer’s decision to not run earlier in the year was because he was reportedly content with some of the candidates messages on pressing issues, notably Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenJoe Biden lost his fastball — can he get it back before South Carolina? Where the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes Budget hawks frustrated by 2020 politics in entitlement reform fight MORE’s (D-Mass.) economic plan and Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeAndrew Yang ends presidential bid Bloomberg, Steyer focus on climate change in effort to stand out Our government and public institutions must protect us against the unvaccinated MORE’s (D) focus on climate change.

Though sources told The Atlantic that Steyer still speaks highly of Warren, he is reportedly displeased Inslee, who polling at less than 1 percent in most national surveys, has yet to gain significant momentum.