Steyer appears ready to enter presidential race: report

Philanthropist and billionaire liberal activist Tom SteyerTom SteyerSteyer endorses reparations bill, commits to working with Jackson Lee Progressive group launches M pro-Biden ad buy targeting young voters The Hill's Campaign Report: Jacksonville mandates face coverings as GOP convention approaches 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 TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet 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 WarrenDemocratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports Whitmer met with Biden days before VP announcement: report The Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election MORE’s (D-Mass.) economic plan and Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeWhy a rising star is leaving Congress Inslee, GOP's Culp advance in Washington governor's race Governors call for Trump to extend funding for National Guard coronavirus response 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.