The former mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg will this weekend may announce his candidacy as a presidential candidate for the Democrats.
It informs persons with insight in Bloombergs considerations to the newspaper The New York Times.
An advisor informs that the 77-year-old wealthy businessman for several weeks, considered whether he should challenge the many other candidates who are fighting to be nominated as the Democratic candidate for the presidential election in november 2020.
Currently, the field of hopefuls on 17 persons.
Bloomberg has doubts as to whether any of them will be able to defeat the incumbent republican president, Donald Trump.
- Mike is increasingly concerned that the current field of candidates is not well positioned to beat Trump, says Howard Wolfson, the spokesman for the Bloomberg, according to the news agency Reuters.
Bloomberg has reportedly not made a final decision. But he has sent employees to Alabama to collect the signatures, which are necessary to be able to participate in the state primaries, writes The New York Times.
Friday, expires the deadline to formally declare his candidacy to stand for the primary election in Alabama, which takes place in march 2020.
If Bloomberg throws himself into the fight, he can, according to The New York Times become a serious threat to the other candidates.
- With his enormous personal fortune, centrist views and close ties to the political establishment, he would pose a serious and immediate threat to the former vice president Joe Biden, who has struggled to collect kampagnepenge, writes the newspaper.
Joe Biden is, according to opinion polls, currently the favorite to be nominated as his party's candidate in front of the senators, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
Michael Bloomberg has several times expressed dissatisfaction with certain parts of both warren's and Sanders' political program.