Michael Bloomberg taking steps toward 2020 presidential campaign

Clay Curtis
November 8, 2019

Disappointed with the leading Democratic candidates in the 2020 pack, Mike Bloomberg is once again considering a run for president, sources tell The Post.

Last year, Bloomberg announced on Instagram that he made a decision to re-register as a Democrat - a move many interpreted as a strong indication he had interest in a presidential bid.

The billionaire Bloomberg had said back in March he wouldn't run, but has been toying for weeks with the idea of seeking the White House after all, according to an advisor, who was quoted as saying he had yet to make a final decision. But in the first sign that he is seriously moving toward a campaign, Mr. Bloomberg has dispatched staffers to Alabama to gather signatures to qualify for the primary there.

He is planning to submit his name for the Democratic presidential Primary in Alabama on Friday, the deadline to do so.

He could file the necessary paperwork as early as this week, the New York Times reported.

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Bloomberg announced earlier this year that he would not seek the Democratic nomination.

Howard Wolfson, a close adviser to Bloomberg, said Thursday that the former mayor viewed President Donald Trump as an "unprecedented threat to our nation".

In April, an Axios report claimed that he was reconsidering a presidential run after then-frontrunner Joe Biden was hit with numerous accusations of inappropriate behavior with women. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio on October 15, 2019.

"Based on his record of accomplishment, leadership and his ability to bring people together to drive change, Mike would be able to take the fight to Trump and win", Wolfson added, according to Bloomberg News.

His entry would bloat an already crowded field of contenders, with 17 candidates now vying for the right to take on Trump as the Democratic nominee.

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