Michael Bloomberg, Former NYC Mayor, to Run for President

By Spectrum News NY1 New York City |

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Less than a year after saying he would not make a 2020 bid, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is joining the crowded field. He announced his candidacy Sunday in a written statement posted on a campaign website.

Bloomberg, who served three terms, from 2002 to 2013 as the 108th mayor of New York City, joins a field that features more than 15 Democratic candidates aiming to unseat President Donald Trump.

In early March, after months of speculation, Bloomberg said he wouldn’t aim for the White House, citing the difficulties he expected if he joined the large field. The Democratic field has winnowed only slightly since then, with fellow New Yorkers Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and current mayor Bill de Blasio dropping out.

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