Tom Steyer drops out of Democratic presidential race

Published: Feb. 29, 2020 at 9:19 PM CST
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Tom Steyer dropped out of the Democratic presidential race after failing to meet the viability level of staying in the race on Saturday.

He spent over $20 million courting South Carolina voters alone before Joe Biden took the state’s primary election.

Steyer is estimated to have sunk $260 million out of his own pocket to fund his campaign.

He spent the most time in South Carolina and created the largest on-the-ground campaign staff, according to NPR.

Steyer came to fame by creating both Need to Impeach, an impeachment movement against President Donald Trump, and NextGen America, a organization dedicated to supporting Democrats.

He received a low number of votes in the primaries before South Carolina, but when coming to the South he did not reach the level of votes needed to obtain delegates.

“Honestly, I can’t see a path where I can win the presidency,” Steyer told supporters Saturday in South Carolina. “When the Lord closes a door, he opens a window.

“I will find that window and crawl through with you... This has been a great experience and I have zero regrets.”

Steyer has said he will support whoever wins the Democratic presidential nomination.