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Democratic candidates on stage at a presidential primary debate at Texas Southern University on Sept. 12, 2019.
Eric Gay / Associated Press

The national Democratic chairman and four of the party's 2020 presidential contenders are scheduled to headline the Ohio Democratic Party's biggest annual fundraiser.

Hedge fund billionaire and environmental activist Tom Steyer is taking a campaign tour through Ohio, more than a week after launching a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Tom Steyer, a California billionaire hedge fund manager and environmental activist, is the latest to jump into the Democratic presidential race.

Steyer has gained national attention with his quest to impeach President Trump. Steyer had previously said in January that he would not be running for president and would instead run a $40 million ad campaign to push for President Trump's impeachment.

Tom Steyer, center, talks to attendees at his "Need to Impeach" town hall in Columbus.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

A billionaire Democratic fundraiser who’s been running a TV and online campaign to impeach President Trump has launched what he says will be a series of at least 30 town hall meetings around the country, and he kicked it off in Columbus. He'll go to Cincinnati next.


A billionaire activist’s campaign to impeach President Trump will host its first town hall meeting right here in Columbus.