Democrat Candidate Circus, Who’s In, Who’s Out

In the chaos of the Democrat Presidential Candidate competition, there has been some movement.

First up, Tom Steyer, a billionaire known for supporting climate change propaganda and efforts to stop something that is not happening, has decided to run for the office rather than just finance impeachment efforts. He announced his intentions on Tuesday.

Despite becoming a national voice on the impeachment issue, Steyer made no mention of it in his campaign announcement. Instead, he said his campaign will focus on reducing the influence of corporations in politics. He also plans to target climate change, which is the focus of the Steyer-backed advocacy group NextGen America.

“Americans are deeply disappointed and hurt by the way they’re treated by what they see as the power elite in Washington, D.C., and that goes across party lines and it goes across democracy,” Steyer said in a video his campaign was releasing Tuesday. “We’ve got to take the corporate control out of our politics.”

Getting corporate control out of politics is rich coming from a man who funds political action committees that further his business interests.

As for who is out, California Rep. Eric Swalwell announced he is withdrawing from the race on Monday. His main issue so far in the campaign has been gun control, something that is very unpopular despite well-publicized shootings nationwide.

Swalwell ended his campaign on July 8, 2019, after spending just over 90 days telling establishment media talking heads Americans want more gun control but President Trump stands in the way. As recently as July 6, 2019, Swalwell tweeted video where he assured CNN viewers there was momentum for gun control and pledged that he would “ride that momentum” if elected.

Breitbart News reported Swalwell campaigned on a forced ban and buyback of AR-15s and similar commonly-owned semiautomatic rifles. He also pushed a 48-hour waiting period on gun purchases, an insurance requirement for gun owners, a licensing requirement for gun owners, the creation of a gun registry, a ban on “high capacity” magazines, and an expansion of background checks, so as to include private gun sales.

Swalwell also talked of requiring background checks for would-be ammunition purchasers.

Of course, the issue is not dead, but Swalwell’s candidacy is.

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