2020 Vision: As Bloomberg tests waters, rivals say come on in , If former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg really does run for president this time .
After all, there are richer people than Bloomberg in America. Not many, though. Bloomberg had submitted paperwork to appear on the ballot in Alabama, which holds its primary in March on Super Tuesday but has the earliest deadline for filing.
Axios followed up by saying that the billionaire would “spend whatever it takes” in the race and would be moving forward with registration in other states with early deadlines.
Bloomberg has floated the possibility of his entering the presidential race repeatedly over the years, including drawing up plans in 2016 to run as a third-party candidate if the race came down to Sen. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.
A billionaire is already running in the Democratic primary, investor Tom Steyer. Former Vice President Joe Biden also welcomed Bloomberg to the race. “Michael’s a solid guy,” Biden told reporters on Friday. “Let’s see where it goes.” The former vice president dismissed a suggestion that Bloomberg is mounting a bid because of his own shaky campaign.
“In terms of he’s running because of me, the last polls I looked at I’m pretty far ahead,” Biden said. “I have no problem with him getting in the race.” “I know Michael, he became just a nothing,” said Trump on Friday morning. “He was really a nothing.
He’s not going to do well, but I think he’s gonna hurt Biden, actually. But he doesn’t have the magic to do well. Little Michael will fail. He’ll spend a lot of money. He’s got some really big issues. He’s got some personal problems. And he’s got a lot of other problems. But I know Michael Bloomberg fairly well, not too well, fairly well,