Michael Bloomberg Officially Announces 2020 Presidential Candidacy

Headline Roundup November 24th, 2019

After weeks of hints and speculation, former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg declared he would join the list of Democratic candidates in the race for president on Sunday. In a video release and a statement, the media mogul said that he is "running for president to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America. We cannot afford four more years of President Trump’s reckless and unethical actions.”

Media outlets on both sides of the aisle homed in on the build-up surrounding Bloomberg's entry, which comes just days after he filed paperwork with the FEC and announced that he'd spend $33 million on national and local television ads through December 3.

Michael Bloomberg Officially Announces 2020 Presidential Candidacy

From the Left
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Michael Bloomberg has finally decided to run for president, after a years-long game of will-he-or-won’t-he.

On Sunday, the 77-year-old billionaire philanthropist, media magnate, and former New York City mayor officially announced he will campaign to win the White House in the Democratic primary. Earlier this month, rumblings began that Bloomberg would finally pull the trigger after he started to register to get on the ballot in multiple states. He further fueled speculation when he apologized on November 17 for his mayoral administration’s stop-and-frisk policy, after declining to do so for...

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From the Right
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Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg ended weeks of speculation — marked by a stunning mea culpa for his past defense of ‘stop and frisk’ — and formally declared himself a Democratic candidate for the White House on Sunday.

The media mogul, New York City’s last three-term mayor, declared to supporters in a launch video and statement, “I’m running for president to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America. We cannot afford four more years of President Trump’s reckless and unethical actions.”

“He represents an existential threat to our country and our values....

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From the Center
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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, offering his own mix of moderate policy stances and experience in business, government and philanthropy as the way to beat President Donald Trump.

Bloomberg, 77, called Trump “an existential threat to our country and our values” as he joined a crowded field of candidates, with fewer than three months before the Iowa caucuses. His late entry will create added difficulties as he seeks to build a campaign infrastructure and support in key states.

“I’m running...

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