Draft Bloomberg movement

The Draft Bloomberg movement is a political draft movement in the United States that launched in 2007[1] as an effort to convince New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to run for President of the United States as an independent candidate in the 2008 election.[2][3] The movement ended for that election cycle on February 28, 2008, when Bloomberg formally announced that he would not run for president.[4]

The movement relaunched in late 2010 as an effort to persuade Bloomberg to make a presidential bid and/or lead in the formation of a viable third party in 2012.[5][6][7] Eight years later, he eventually entered the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries and lost.

  1. ^ Gardiner, Jill (2007-09-25) "Draft Bloomberg Group Sees Many Signs of Growth", New York Sun. Retrieved 2010-10-14.
  2. ^ Molla, Rani (2008-01-14) "Draft Bloomberg Movement Launched", Time. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
  3. ^ DeSio, John (2008-01-31) "Let's Run for President! Draft Bloomberg Web Site Draws Little Support" Archived October 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, The Village Voice. Retrieved 2010-10-14.
  4. ^ Bloomberg, Michael R. (2008-02-28) "I’m Not Running for President, but...", The New York Times Retrieved 2010-10-14.
  5. ^ Fermino, Jennifer (2010-10-09) "Dispatches from the campaign trail" Archived 2012-10-20 at the Wayback Machine, New York Post. Retrieved 2010-10-12.
  6. ^ Saul, Michael Howard (2010-10-14) "Bloomberg Supporters Plot Draft", The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2010-10-14.
  7. ^ (2010-10-13) "Green Party Candidates Race to Join the Committee to Draft Michael Bloomberg Press Conference This Thursday", PR Newswire. Retrieved 2010-10-18.

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