Rep. Eric Swalwell (R-CA), when seeing other Democrats beginning to line up for his congressional seat and realizing he would not be qualifying for future debates, ended his presidential campaign yesterday. He was a minor factor and his exit will not fundamentally change the race. He will now double-back in an attempt to save his House seat in a March 3rd Democratic primary that will likely be contested.
Billionaire Tom Steyer, who was thought to be preparing his own presidential run but announced he would not enter the race at the beginning of the year, is now reportedly close to changing his mind. Reports are suggesting that Mr. Steyer may join the presidential campaign as a late entry. With virtually unlimited personal resources, Steyer could become competitive, but he may be too late to earn a podium in the presidential debates for at least two more sessions.
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