Michael Bloomberg reregisters as a Democrat

Michael Bloomberg changes party affiliation, re-registers as Democrat

Michael Bloomberg changes party affiliation, re-registers as Democrat

- Michael Bloomberg, eyeing a possible presidential run against Donald Trump, has re-registered as a Democrat.

'At key points in USA 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", Bloomberg said.

Bloomberg, New York City's mayor from 2002 to 2013, announced on Instagram Wednesday he's re-registered as a Democrat - accompanied with a photograph of him signing official forms. In September, he told The New York Times that if he were to run in two years, it would only be on the Democratic ticket.

"I'm getting a spot ready on my lawn for the Bloomberg 2020 sign!", one person wrote.

Bloomberg, the 76-year-old head of the eponymous Bloomberg LP media company, made the announcement in a post on Instagram.

Meanwhile, the reaction was far less enthusiastic on Twitter. The Guardian newspaper reported in August that he was considering running in 2020 as a Democrat.

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He had been a registered Democrat before winning mayoral elections as a Republican and an Independent.

Bloomberg has had a long career in politics, and was Mayor of NY from 2002-2013.

That's the party he belonged to most of his life before switching to the Republican party to run for mayor. "So if you ran, yeah, you'd have to run as a Democrat". He served three terms as New York City mayor and has variously been a Democrat, a Republican and an independent.

"When I look at the data, it's clear to me that if I entered the race, I could not win", Bloomberg announced on his website in 2016.

The deadline to register to vote in New York State is Friday. He has vowed to spend at least $100 million - $80 million on House races and $20 million on Senate races.

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