Bloomberg would face a Democratic electorate that has largely rallied around more progressive candidates. Sen. A possible Bloomberg bid would be sure to dramatically shake up the Democratic primary process, according to a CNN report. But the two party leaders added they "are certain" voters in their states and other early states "are eager to ask Michael Bloomberg about his plans to move our states and our country forward".
Eric Holder could be preparing to throw himself into the 2020 Democratic primary race, despite ruling out a bid for the presidency earlier this year, an MSNBC analyst has reported. Bloomberg spent hundreds of millions of dollars to help win his mayoral races.
Of Bloomberg's message, Vilsack said: "He is in".
Bloomberg reached out to several prominent Democrats on Thursday, including Raimondo. Iowa has no specific deadline to be eligible for the state's caucuses February 3, but campaigns have to designate representatives by the end of the year, a party official said. Even if there is some evidence that most Democratic voters want a "more moderate" party, whatever that means, Bloomberg has taken these (former) Washington elites as the voice of the silent majority, frightened by both the radical right Trump and the "radical left" Sanders/Warren. The poll found 27% of Democratic likely caucusgoers viewed him favorably, compared with 38% who had an unfavorable view. "He's not going to do well", Trump told reporters on Friday morning.
"I've known Michael Bloomberg for a long time". Former attorney general Eric Holder and former MA governor Deval Patrick have quietly had conversations with supporters urging them to consider a run, but neither appears likely to get in the race.
Michael Bloomberg explains why he's not running for President in one of his first public speaking engagements since making the announcement.
Bloomberg, worth an estimated $52 billion, previously ruled out a run, saying it would be hard to succeed in a crowded Democratic field. "I don't really see a path for someone like him".
"I've come to realize that I'm less interested in talking than doing".
But he is understood to have recently voiced scepticism that any of the current Democratic field could beat Mr Trump in the election a year from now.
The former mayor of New York City is considering jumping into the race for the Democratic nomination after ruling out a run in March.
"Mike is increasingly concerned that the current field of candidates is not well positioned", Wolfson said.
"Mike believes that Donald Trump signifies an unparalleled danger to our nation".
Should Bloomberg proceed with a campaign, it could represent a seismic disruption in the Democratic race.
"There's nobody I'd rather run against than little Michael", Trump said. Once a Republican, Bloomberg has previously mulled whether to run for president as an independent.
Bloomberg was born and raised in MA, and he didn't start seeing massive wealth until he was in his 30s.