Billionaire Tom Steyer clears hurdle to join U.S. Democratic debate in October

FILE PHOTO: Billionaire donor and liberal activist Tom Steyer, who founded the "Need to Impeach" campaign, speaks during a news conference announcing his future political plans, in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Matthew Putney/File Photo

(Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Tom Steyer, a billionaire environmentalist and political donor, said on Sunday he has qualified to participate in the fourth Democratic debate in October, putting him on stage alongside the leading contenders for the first time. The 62-year-old former hedge fund manager from San Francisco, who is not well-known beyond […]

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