Billionaire and former Democrat presidential candidate Tom Steyer is reportedly running polls to see he has a chance of defeating California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) in a recall election.
2.1 million signatures were submitted to recall Newsom earlier this month, making a recall election likely by the end of this year.
Steyer reportedly spent $250 million of his own money on his presidential run, but dropped out after Joe Biden won South Carolina.
An anonymous friend close to Steyer doubted he would run against Newsom, even though he thought about running in 2018.
Several Republicans have already said they would run against Newsom, who would have to be recalled before a candidate from either party could be chosen by voters as a replacement.
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