Bloomberg to file in the Alabama primary.
Huge scoop from @alexburnsNYT:
Bloomberg is actively preparing to enter the Democratic presidential primary and is expected to file paperwork this week designating himself as a candidate in at least one state. https://t.co/Fax8IvUSSe
— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) November 7, 2019
JUST IN: Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking steps to enter the 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, a person familiar with his plans tells CBS News' @edokeefe; Bloomberg has dispatched aides to Alabama to file paperwork in the state to run as a Democrat.
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 7, 2019
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing to file paperwork to qualify for the Democratic presidential primary in Alabama, ahead of a Friday deadline. The move would be a first step toward a national campaign, though Bloomberg has not made a final decision to run.
“We now need to finish the job and ensure that Trump is defeated — but Mike is increasingly concerned that the current field of candidates is not well positioned to do that,” longtime Bloomberg aide Howard Wolfson said in an email.
Bloomberg in the general is a spoiler who helps Trump. Bloomberg in the primary is — if anything at all — a spoiler who helps Bernie/Warren. No chance of capturing Biden's (heavily nonwhite) coalition. Only possible impact is splitting the anti-anti-billionaire vote.
— Eric Levitz (@EricLevitz) November 7, 2019