Tom Steyer drops out of Democratic presidential race
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.