Former Hedge Fund manager enters the 2020 election

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Today it has been announced https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/09/tom-steyer-billion... that Tom Steyer, a former hedge fund manager is entering the 2020 election race. A few main ideas make up his platform

  1. Reducing "corporate influence" on politics
  2. Addressing Climate change

Steyer is also a prominent leader in the organizations Need to Impeach and NextGen America. Looking at their platform https://nextgenamerica.org/act/ they seem to support illegal immigration, climate change, "equality", and "healthcare for all".

Steyer also has pledged to put up at least $100 million for a change.

So what impact do you think this guy will have on the 2020 Democratic Primary and the overall election? Do you think he is more centrist or too far left like most of the candidates the Dems have put out this year? Can he win?

Comments (8)

Jul 10, 2019

Why is he not running for the Democratic party, since he's basically from the same echo chamber and undistiguishable from others?

Jul 10, 2019

Didn't he announce not that long ago that he wouldn't run? Now he is?

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Jul 10, 2019

I expect @neink to be uninformed but cmon man...

Billionaire Tom Steyer officially entered the presidential race on Tuesday, saying he would seek the Democratic nomination for president despite having previously ruled out a run in January.

Jul 10, 2019

Right. Personal provocations aside, it basically changes nothing in the primaries.

Jul 10, 2019
BobTheBaker:

I expect @neink to be uninformed but cmon man...

Billionaire Tom Steyer officially entered the presidential race on Tuesday, saying he would seek the Democratic nomination for president despite having previously ruled out a run in January.

Psssh, like I read the article.

My mistake.

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Jul 10, 2019

Great news. The money he'll sink into his campaign won't go into Democratic GOTV efforts.

Jul 10, 2019

from axios: https://www.axios.com/tom-steyer-on-the-issues-in-...
as much of an insufferable twat he's been with his "need to impeach" nonsense, I think we can all agree on the following positions he has: equal treatment for sexual preference, reduce crony capitalism, do something about the environment, and have sensible immigration policies.

now, the question is: what are his actual policy proposals? because the above is all talk. I'll wait to see what he actually proposes before I judge him one way or the other. refreshing to see his entire platform is not "impeach"

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