Bloomberg Takes Step Towards Presidential Run

November 9, 2019

Former New York City Mayor and frequent Bermuda visitor Michael Bloomberg has filed to run in the presidential primary in the state of Alabama, according to multiple international media reports.

“Michael Bloomberg plans to skip early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire if he launches a presidential bid and instead focus his efforts on the crush of states that vote on Super Tuesday and beyond,” the AP reports.

The Hill reported “Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday officially filed as a candidate for the Alabama Democratic presidential primary, the first step in a possible White House run that could shake up the already-crowded 2020 field.

“The Alabama Democratic Party updated its website at 4:35 p.m. local time to indicate that Bloomberg had filed the necessary documents ahead of the state’s registration deadline on Friday.

“Bloomberg, a billionaire businessman who built a financial data and media empire, could jolt the Democratic primary race with his late entry and a personal war chest estimated at more than $50 billion.

“Bloomberg has not yet made a final decision on whether to run for president, according to a person familiar with his thinking.

“Should he enter, however, the vocal centrist could find himself on a direct collision course with former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the two leading moderates in the field.

Read the full story here on The Hill website.

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  1. Boston Whaler Owner says:

    If he does run for POTUS and if he does become President it will be the biggest boost for Bermuda without Bermuda having to spend a cent!

  2. Triangle Drifter says:

    I don’t follow US politics terribly closely but it looks like the Democrats have themselves a horse race this time with a few worthwhile candidates.

    Now, if only the Republicans can find somebody worth the vote to run against Yellow Fellow.