My Experience Running for President with Tom Steyer
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There were 29 major Democratic presidential candidates in the 2020 election. Tom Steyer was one of them.
All 29 of them had one goal: deafeat Donald Trump. Now, only 2 major candidates remain.
Join us for a cyber conversation with former presidential candidate Tom Steyer on what it was like to run for president during one of the most pivotal times in U.S. history.
More about Tom:
Tom Steyer is an American billionaire who built his wealth as a former hedge fund investor in California. In 2012, Steyer left the financial world to focus on politics and fighting climate change, and the following year, founded NextGen America, a nonprofit that pushes for progressive solutions in the areas of climate, healthcare, education and immigration. Steyer began attracting national attention in 2017 when he began his "Need to Impeach" campaign against President Donald Trump.
He announced his candidacy in the 2020 presidential election in July 2019, before bowing out of the race in February 2020.
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