Billionaire Tom Steyer Drops Out Of Presidential Race

After placing third in the state’s primary on Saturday with only 11 percent of the vote, billionaire Tom Steyer announced he would be suspending his campaign. Steyer said” “There’s no question today that this campaign, we were disappointed with where we came out.”

Steyer’s campaign focused on issues of climate change and racial justice; he had spent $158 million on TV and radio ads, with $21 million of that spent in South Carolina as of last Tuesday. He also held more events in the state than any other candidate. Steyer told supporters Saturday evening, “We live in a country that is deeply unjust economically where rich people have been profiting at the expense of everybody else. And I didn’t get in this race and start talking about things to get votes. I was in this race to talk about things that I cared the most about.”

Billionaire Tom Steyer quits Democratic primary race


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