Michael Bloomberg Signals a 2020 Run by Re-registering as a Democrat
Former Mayor of New York City and billionaire philanthropist/businessman Michael Bloomberg may have just provided the biggest signal yet that he will run for president in 2020.
Earlier this morning, Bloomberg took to social media by posting a photograph of him filling out his New York State voter registration form on Instagram. He wrote:
At key points in U.S. history, one of the two parties has served as a bulwark against those who threaten our Constitution. 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.
While Bloomberg has said on numerous occasions that he is undecided about a potential 2020 run, many have speculated that he will end up running as a Democrat in 2020 as a means to try and upend President Trump and unify the country.
Bloomberg has pumped in millions of dollars to back Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections, so to see him registering once again as a Democrat comes as no surprise.
Bloomberg has switched his party affiliation in the past on several occasions. Prior to 2001, he was a registered Democrat, but in 2001 when he decided to run for Mayor of New York City, he switched his affiliation over to Republican. Then in 2007, he left the Republican party and became an Independent. In 2016 he endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.
Bloomberg has always been seen as somewhat of a centrist, and many believe that it might be a centrist who would be best at unifying America.