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Presidential hopeful Tom Steyer campaigns in San Diego

Posted at 11:24 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 02:26:11-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - About a hundred people took part in a rally for Presidential hopeful Tom Steyer at Liberty Station Tuesday evening. 
 
Steyer jumped into the presidential race in July, shortly after the first presidential debate. He is spending nearly $100-million of his own money to finance his campaign. 
 
Steyer is running on the platform that the government is broken because corporations have taken a stronghold. He says none of the democratic candidates are talking about it, that’s why he decided to run himself. 
 
“It’s not working, and there’s a reason it’s been broken, and that is the corporations have it. There’s been a hostile takeover of the American Government,” Steyer told 10News. 

Steyer also visited a shelter that houses families going through the asylum process. Steyer says he’s visited the border and shelters in San Diego in the past. It is also not his first time getting familiarized with the process. He says the immigration system is an example of a broken government. 
 
Steyer needs to hit two percent in one more poll to make into the next debate. Two polls will be released Wednesday, just hours before the deadline. 
 
Ten candidates have already qualified. If no one else gets in, there will be one debate Sept. 12.  
 
If 11 or more candidates qualify, the debate will be split into two nights.