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Tom Steyer's campaign to impeach Trump will continue after Steyer enters 2020 race

Tom Steyer's campaign to impeach Trump will continue after Steyer enters 2020 race
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Billionaire Democratic donor Tom SteyerTom SteyerCalifornia Democrats weigh their recall options Why we should be leery of companies entering political fray Steyer says he has 'no plans' to run for public office again MORE's campaign to impeach President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict MORE will continue under new leadership after Steyer's announcement that he is running for president.

Steyer, who founded the Need to Impeach campaign in October 2017, on Tuesday became the latest candidate to jump into the crowded 2020 Democratic primary race.

Need to Impeach will continue under the control of new executive director Nathaly Arriola. 

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“The momentum behind impeachment is stronger than ever and the American public continues to demand that Congress do its job and start an impeachment inquiry,” Arriola said in a statement. 

The move was expected, as Steyer pledged $50 million to Need to Impeach and NextGen America, a group aimed at mobilizing young voters, when he announced his presidential candidacy Tuesday morning. 

The impeachment campaign is gearing up its organizing efforts ahead of former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE’s July 17 testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. The group plans to hold "Impeach-In" events across the country throughout July. 

“Mueller’s testimony will give the entire country a chance to see this administration’s corruption and lawlessness on national TV. And as momentum builds, Need to Impeach will continue to organize across the country and the lead alongside the millions of Americans who are standing up for our democracy,” Arriola said. 

Steyer, a liberal activist and former hedge fund manager, is the latest Democrat to join the primary. His announcement comes one day after Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellGOP struggles to rein in nativism Personal security costs for anti-Trump lawmakers spiked post-riot Trump knocks CNN for 'completely false' report Gaetz was denied meeting MORE (D-Calif.) dropped out.