Philanthropist and billionaire liberal activist Tom SteyerTom SteyerYouth voting organization launches M registration effort in key battlegrounds Overnight Energy: 'Eye of fire,' Exxon lobbyist's comments fuel renewed attacks on oil industry | Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline | More than 75 companies ask Congress to pass clean electricity standard Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline 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 TrumpTrump announces new social media network called 'TRUTH Social' Virginia State Police investigating death threat against McAuliffe Meadows hires former deputy AG to represent him in Jan. 6 probe: report MORE, will announce Tuesday that he is running for president.
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 WarrenOn The Money — Democrats eye tough choices as deadline looms Under pressure, Democrats cut back spending Progressives push back on decision to shrink Biden's paid family leave program MORE’s (D-Mass.) economic plan and Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeOvernight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Boosters take a big step forward Fired WSU football coach suing school over illegal termination Nearly 1,900 Washington state employees quit, fired over vaccine mandate 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.