Will Tom Steyer catch on in NC?

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer visited Charlotte last week in an attempt to convince voters that he’s the man to take President Trump’s place in 2021. Steyer’s pitch? A billionaire hedge fund manager can really be a “grass roots guy” who can deliver everything to everybody:

Steyer, 62, spoke to groups of Latinos, African Americans and women ahead of a planned Charlotte town hall meeting. He’s scheduled to campaign in South Carolina after marching in Saturday’s Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Charlotte.

At one stop he urged people not to look at him as just a billionaire hedge-fund manager.

“I’m a different person than that two-dimensional stereotype,” he told about 40 black leaders at Tupelo Honey.

……Steyer said he’s the only candidate who has made climate change his top priority.

“I’ll declare a state of emergency on Day One,” he said.

He also promised to “rebuild” America with a program that not only would improve infrastructure but provide jobs. “This is going to be the biggest union job program in American history,” he said.

Also on Steyer’s agenda: a living wage, background checks for gun purchases, and $125 billion for historically black colleges. Yeah he’s different form every other Democratic candidate alright.

Sam Hieb / Contributing Editor

Sam Hieb is freelance journalist from Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a contributing editor for Carolina Journal and for Piedmont Publius, a blog that focuses on political a...

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