Billionaire Democrat and former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg visited Iowa this week; speaking with supporters in the pivotal state just weeks before he’s expected to make an announcement regarding a potential run for the White House.
Bloomberg was addressing progressive voters while promoting his new documentary about climate change; saying Democrats “have to do something” now that they’ve taken control of the House of Representatives.
“If they just sit back and do the same thing that the people they just ousted did then I’m not gonna be happy and I’ve told Nancy Pelosi that,” said Bloomberg.
“They are used to having candidates from around the country come here every four years,” said Bloomberg. “They’ve seen it all and they understand you’re coming here because you want to get to know them and solicit the votes.”
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A THIRD TIME? Top Clinton Aide Says Hillary May Run in 2020
A former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer raised eyebrows throughout the Democratic Party this week; suggesting the former Secretary of State may be mulling a potential rematch against President Trump in the 2020 race for the White House.
According to The Week, Philippe Reines -a senior aide dating back to 2002 and top advisor at the State Department- refused to rule out Hillary’s potential third run for the Oval Office; claiming no other Democrat has “anywhere near a base of 32 million people.”
“The party, he feels, shouldn’t dismiss her as a failed candidate because she’s ‘smarter’ and ‘tougher’ than most, and she ‘could raise money easier than most,’” adds the author.
“Publicly, Clinton has said she will not run again, but Reines doesn’t sound so sure she’ll keep her word on that. Politico explored Clinton’s careful re-entry into the political arena, noting that she’s going on tour with former President Bill Clinton this fall and has reportedly even called up journalists who cover the White House to put out ‘the occasional feeler,’” writes The Week.
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2020 VISION? Sen. Gillibrand Says She May be ‘CALLED’ to Run Against Trump in 2020
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand refused to say Tuesday morning whether she was planning a run against Donald Trump in 2020; saying she may be “called” to do so and will have to “think long and hard about” a potential bid for the White House.
The left-wing legislator was speaking with MSNBC News when she was asked to comment on her political ambitions going forward; confirming she may run because of a “moral conviction.”
“And so, for me the sole thing I have to consider, that I have to think long and hard about is whether this is what I’m called to do,” Gillibrand said. “And otherwise, I will continue to fight as hard as I can for New Yorkers and be a voice for them in Washington and fight for the middle-class families that are desperate and need health care as a right and all the other issues that are pressing on families in my state.”