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Surging in two early state polls, billionaire Tom Steyer qualifies for next Democrat debate

Surging in two early state polls, billionaire Tom Steyer qualifies for next Democrat debate

“Steyer joins five other candidates who have already qualified for the debate: Biden, Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sanders and Warren.”

Anti-Trump billionaire Tom Steyer (D) launched his presidential campaign in July of last year based in large part on his personal campaign to have President Trump impeached.

Considered a long shot, he irritated both the Democrat establishment and progressives.

The establishment didn’t like him stirring the impeachment pot at a time when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was still trying to avoid it, and progressives were upset that a billionaire was challenging their favorite millionaires Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

Democrat primary voters are reportedly desperate to find a candidate, any candidate, that they feel can beat Trump.  Steyer is apparently the latest one they are trying on for size as he’s seeing a surge in support in two early primary states. And, as a result, he has met the requirements to appear in the next Democrat debate.

In South Carolina, Steyer has surged ahead of both Warren and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg.

CBS News reports:

Billionaire Tom Steyer’s long-shot candidacy for the Democratic nomination received a boost this week when a Fox News poll indicated he has surged to second place in South Carolina. The state’s first-in-the-South primary, which will be held on February 29th, is seen as a crucial test of support among African American voters for the Democratic candidates.

. . . . And while the Fox News poll has him at 15% support in South Carolina, an 11-point rise since October, he’s still 21 points behind former Vice President Joe Biden in the state. Still, the poll had him as one of only three candidates registering support in the double digits, alongside Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Additionally, Steyer is seeing surging poll numbers in Nevada, where he ties for third place with Warren.  Biden and Bernie are first and second.

Politico reports:

Billionaire Tom Steyer has qualified for next week’s Democratic presidential debate on the strength of an apparent polling surge in two early-nominating states.

. . . . In a new Fox News poll in Nevada, former Vice President Joe Biden leads Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), 23 percent to 17 percent. Steyer is tied for third place with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), with both at 12 percent.

Former South Bend (Ind.) Mayor Pete Buttigieg is a distant fifth at 6 percent, followed by Andrew Yang’s 4 percent.

The candidates can qualify for the next debate by either hitting 5% in four DNC-approved polls or by hitting 7% in two early state polls. They also need at least 225,000 unique donors. By hitting double digits in these two early state polls, Steyer makes the cut (presumably he has the requisite donors).

Politico continues:

Candidates can qualify for the debate, which is set to be on Jan. 14 in Iowa, by hitting 5 percent in four polls approved by the Democratic National Committee — or 7 percent in two early state polls. Candidates also need to hit 225,000 unique donors.

Steyer hits the early-state polling route through the Fox News polls released on Thursday, and has previously announced that he has hit the donor threshold.

Steyer joins five other candidates who have already qualified for the debate: Biden, Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sanders and Warren.

Steyer is the only candidate who, so far, has fulfilled just the early-state polling route. The other five candidates hit both 7 percent in two early state polls and 5 percent in four polls, early state or national.


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“And the Lord saith unto Tom Steyer, ‘I shall give unto thee resources beyond thy capacity to husband well, and thou shall be an example unto others of what not to be, what not to say, and what not to do. Thou art a fool, and thou shalt always be the same, and others shall learn from thy stupidity’”

The only reason Tommyboy is being kept in is because the media is addicted to the money he is giving them for running his stupid commercials.

    PrincetonAl in reply to DaddyO. | January 10, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    I asked myself How? How does this guy surge in the polls? No one is ever is excited by Steyer.

    And then came the only logical answer.

    Too bad he is going to split the billionaire vote with Bloomberg – who for all his annoying tendencies is probably the bigger threat to America of the two billionaires.

    Bloomberg has more money, more patience, more experience building organizations and has run for office successfully, and I think will setup a long-term legacy “thorn in the side” of conservatives.

he over does the climate change issue but he probably the first to openly talk about term limits

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | January 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm

The New Dem-O-crat Party!

Whiter than White!!!!!!!!!!!!

50 Shades of PASTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nobody really knows him yet. His ads are designed to make him seem like a regular guy. As people become more familiar with him and his radical agenda, his support will plummet.

Here in WNC, we just laugh at his commercials.

Perfect Democrat Candidate – White Millionaire and Hero of the Environmental Community who despises coal!

In 2020, every Democrat will be the presidential frontrunner for 15 minutes.

OT: Commie surfer girl Tulsi Gabbard blames Trump for Iran’s shoot-down of the passenger airliner.

Time to remove the blinders, folks. She is not the lone “sane” or “reasonable” Democrat, and never was. She is what she has always been: a power-drunk tyrant and traitor to the US.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | January 11, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Hear! Hear!

    Remember she’s just another DEM Communist – being run under the new DEM Party Scam of running vets who are Faking being moderate.

Good. The more candidates the Democrats have, the merrier. We could easily end up with a brokered convention…. and THAT is going to be fun!

In other associated news, rumor is that Huber is going to do a Comey.

There are a couple of people who I have come across who make my skin crawl and my eyes water.

One of them is Tom Steyer.

Nice tie, tom. It you are wearing pajamas.

Tom Steyer posted his tax returns to a website he titled “Transparency” but there was one little problem. He omitted the parts of his tax returns that would be uncomfortable to his message. Likely the parts that show he is still deeply invested in carbon energy. I estimate that he accidently forgot to post upwards of 300 pages per year of detailed schedules and IRS forms that are required parts of his Federal filings. Putting that little oversight aside, I’m still waiting for him to post his 2018 income tax returns.

This is what happened to the guy that was routinely stuffed into lockers in grade school. People still want to stuff him in a locker.