Ex-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Preparing Presidential Run

Ex-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Preparing Presidential Run

Alabama has an early filing deadline and is among the states that vote on Super Tuesday, name for the large number of state contests that day, The Associated Press.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is reportedly looking to enter the Democratic primary race after saying he would consider it if the frontrunners looked too weak to defeat President Donald Trump.

He could file the necessary paperwork as early as this week, the New York Times reported.

To qualify for the Alabama primary ballot, Bloomberg will need to gather 500 signatures from Alabama voters or at least 50 signatures from each of the state's seven congressional districts.

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Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor and billionaire businessman, has been privately weighing a bid for the White House for weeks and has not yet made a final decision on whether to run, an adviser said. That could present a major threat to former Vice President Joe Biden, who's been falling in the polls and trailing in fundraising.

"Based on his record of accomplishment, leadership and his ability to bring people together to drive change, Mike would be able to take the fight to Trump and win", he added. Taking steps to file paperwork is the most serious signal yet that the former NY mayor and billionaire is seriously planning for a White House run. Although Warren is a favourite of liberals, some Democrats worry that she would struggle to appeal to moderates and Republicans who may be seeking an alternative to Trump. "There are indications that he's preparing to make a run", one source told the New York Post.

In an interview with "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan in late October, Bloomberg expressed his reservations about the Democratic field. "[Therefore] Mike was encouraged to take another look and reassess the race".

"People are just waiting for him to give the sign".

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