Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is planning a highly-anticipated visit to Iowa in the coming days; sparking fresh speculation over whether he plans to officially announce a potential run for the White House.
According to the Des Moines Register, Bloomberg will visit the state on December 4th to speak at the screening of his new climate change film “Paris to Pittsburgh.”
“Bloomberg, who was elected mayor as both a Republican and an independent, announced in October that he had re-registered as a Democrat. The 76-year-old billionaire also funneled more than $100 million into U.S. House races to help boost Democrats during the 2018 midterms,” writes the Register.
Earlier this month, Bloomberg told the Associated Press he plans to make a firm decision on whether to run in 2020 “by early 2019.”
“I think January, February would be about as late as you can do it and as early as you can gather enough information,” he told the AP. “Thanksgiving, Christmas and then maybe a few weeks into January — that’s when you really gotta sit down, talk to your advisers and say, ‘Look, do I have a chance?’
BLOOMBERG 2020? Michael Bloomberg to Drop $5 MILLION Ad Blitz on Eve of Election
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg took another step towards his potential showdown with President Trump in 2020; announcing his plan to release a $5 million advertising blitz on the eve of the 2018 midterm elections.
“Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City who is considering a 2020 presidential campaign, took another step closer to that possibility Sunday with a $5 million national advertising effort that encourages voters to support Democrats in Tuesday’s midterm elections — and offers Bloomberg’s centrist politics as a counter to President Trump,” writes the Washington Post .
“Americans are neither naive nor heartless,” Bloomberg says in the ad. “We know that we can be a nation of immigrants while also securing our borders.”
Bloomberg raised eyebrows across the country weeks ago when he announced he had officially re-registered as a Democrat; paving the way for his potential run for the White House.
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2020 VISION? Mike Bloomberg Re-Registers as a DEMOCRAT
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially became a Democrat for the second time this week; confirming he re-registered with the party and hinting at a potential presidential run in 2020.
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) October 10, 2018
“At key points in U.S. history, one of the two parties has served as a bulwark against those who threaten our Constitution,” posted Bloomberg on social media.
“Two years ago at the Democratic Convention, I warned of those threats. Today, I have re-registered as a Democrat – I had been a member for most of my life – because we need Democrats to provide the checks and balance our nation so badly needs,” he added.
Bloomberg’s re-registration with the Democratic Party sets the stage for a potential showdown with fellow NYC billionaire businessman Donald Trump in just two years.