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Pro-impeachment billionaire Tom Steyer reportedly plans to announce 2020 run

Believe it or not, the field of 2020 Democrats may be about to grow even larger.

Liberal billionaire and impeachment advocate Tom Steyer is reportedly on the verge of announcing a White House bid, having privately told staffers and friends in recent weeks that he plans to run, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and Politico report.

This would be a reversal for Steyer, who announced in early January he would not run for president, although he did hedge that he had decided not to do so "at this time," The New York Times reports. Instead, Steyer, who has lobbied for the impeachment of President Trump and has spent millions of dollars on pro-impeachment TV ads, said that he would "do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to remove a president."

The Post reports that Steyer's decision comes as he has "grown dissatisfied" with the field of 2020 Democrats. An announcement could be imminent, as The Atlantic reports that Steyer told staffers he'll officially throw his hat into the ring on Tuesday, although this report notes that since Steyer previously changed his mind about running at the last moment, that's hardly a sure bet.