Steyer appears ready to enter presidential race: report

Philanthropist and billionaire liberal activist Tom SteyerThomas (Tom) Fahr SteyerSteyer: I don't think it's possible to buy the presidency New poll catapults Buttigieg to frontrunner position in Iowa Deval Patrick: a short runway, but potential to get airborne 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 TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report 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 WarrenBiden says he won't legalize marijuana because it may be a 'gateway drug' Democrats seize on report of FedEx's Elizabeth Warren tax bill to slam Trump's tax plan Warren 'fully committed' to 'Medicare for All' MORE’s (D-Mass.) economic plan and Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeO'Rourke ends presidential bid Sunrise Movement organizer: Sanders, Warren boast strongest climate change plans Overnight Energy: Farmers say EPA reneged on ethanol deal | EPA scrubs senators' quotes from controversial ethanol announcement | Perry unsure if he'll comply with subpoena | John Kerry criticizes lack of climate talk at debate 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.