Michael Bloomberg Goes Home - to the Democratic Party

13 October, 2018, 11:28 | Author: Carlos George
  • Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Bloomberg Global Business forum in New York last month

Michael Bloomberg announced that he has registered as a Democrat, fueling speculation that he will challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Today, he released a picture of himself filling out his registration form and warning about threats to the Constitution that require checks and balances.

"At key points in United States history, one of the two parties has served as a bulwark against those who threaten our Constitution", said Bloomberg, who in the past has identified as a Republican and an independent.

While in City Hall in New York, Bloomberg was mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2004 and 2008.

Last month Bloomberg told the New York Times that, if he were to run for president, he would "have to run as a Democrat".

Despite his tryst with the Republican Party and his time spent being "independent", Michael Bloomberg has always belonged in the Democratic Party.

He said in an Instagram post on Wednesday morning he has now registered as a Democrat.

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He has said he would make a decision on the presidency after the midterm elections.

Bloomberg, 76, was a longtime Democrat who became a Republican before running for mayor of the largest USA city in 2001.

In June, Bloomberg reportedly said at a fundraiser that he's "revving up" for 2020. "You got my vote if you run for president, we need someone like you!" another person wrote.

Worth an estimated $50 billion, Bloomberg is a social liberal who is in sync with the Democratic Party on issues like gun control, immigration, abortion rights and climate change.

To that end, the former mayor announced that he'll give a record $80 million to the Democrats to flip the House from the current Republican majority.That was followed by a pledge of $20 million made last week to the top Senate Democratic super PAC.

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