Bloomberg Prepares for 2020 Presidential Run

Headline Roundup November 8th, 2019

Michael Bloomberg, CEO of Bloomberg L.P. and one of the world's richest people, is reportedly preparing to run as a Democrat in the 2020 Presidential election. Bloomberg has criticized President Trump at length, but previously refrained from entering "such a crowded field".

Reporting outlets focused on Bloomberg's criticisms of other Democratic candidates, seemingly the main reason for his decision to pursue a campaign.

Bloomberg Prepares for 2020 Presidential Run

From the Left
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing to file paperwork to qualify for the Democratic presidential primary in Alabama, ahead of a Friday deadline. The move would be a first step toward a national campaign, though Bloomberg has not made a final decision to run.

"We now need to finish the job and ensure that Trump is defeated — but Mike is increasingly concerned that the current field of candidates is not well positioned to do that," longtime Bloomberg aide Howard Wolfson said in an email. "If Mike...

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

“He thinks Biden is weak and [Bernie] Sanders and Warren can’t win,” said a source familiar with Bloomberg’s apparent about-face, which comes just months after the three-term New York City mayor took his name out of consideration.

To leave his options open, Bloomberg has dispatched aides to Alabama to start gathering signatures there, a source confirmed, even though it is not an early primary state. That’s...

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From the Center
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News on Thursday that Michael Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor and billionaire, is actively preparing a White House run as a Democrat without officially plunging into the candidate pool momentarily complicated an increasingly unpredictable presidential race.

Bloomberg, 77, has for months signaled both his interest in trying to defeat President Trump and his willingness to holster his ambitions on the sidelines as long as former Vice President Joe Biden appeared to be the frontrunner and most viable opponent who could knock Trump out of the Oval Office.

Bloomberg’s...

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