Bloomberg becomes Democrat again, looks at presidential run

Lester Mason
October 11, 2018

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg rejoined the Democratic Party on Wednesday, going back to his political roots weeks before the November 6 congressional elections and amid speculation that he might run for the White House in 2020.

Michael Bloomberg has re-registered as a Democrat. 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 USA history, one of the two parties has served as a bulwark against those who threaten our Constitution", he wrote. He twice flirted with running for president as an independent candidate. It notes that last month he said in a New York Times interview that he believes a third-party candidate can not win the presidency, and that were he to run, he would do so as a Democrat.

The change in party affiliation comes after Bloomberg made a decision to spend millions in the 2018 election to help elect Democrats. He has vowed to spend at least $100 million - $80 million on House races and $20 million on Senate races.

Bloomberg, the founder and chief executive of global media company Bloomberg LP, said in a post on social media he was re-registering as a Democrat, citing a potential constitutional crisis under Republican President Donald Trump.

"It's impossible to conceive that I could run as a Republican - things like choice, so numerous issues, I'm just way away from where the Republican Party is today", Bloomberg said last month. He has said he is considering running for president as a Democrat - making this one of his most overt moves to date toward a possible White House campaign.

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