Political positions of Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American politician, businessman, and author. He is the co-founder, CEO, and majority owner of Bloomberg L.P. Bloomberg was the mayor of New York City from 2002 to 2013. He was a candidate in the Democratic Party primaries for the 2020 United States presidential election.

Bloomberg was a lifelong Democrat until 2001, when he switched to the Republican Party before running for mayor. He became independent in 2007, and registered again as a Democrat in October 2018.[1][2]

In 2004, he endorsed the re-election of George W. Bush and spoke at the 2004 Republican National Convention. In 2012, he endorsed the re-election of President Barack Obama. Bloomberg endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, and spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.[3] When he dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries, he endorsed the eventual nominee Joe Biden.[4]

  1. ^ Stewart, Emily (November 25, 2019). "Michael Bloomberg's 2020 presidential campaign and policy positions, explained". Vox. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
  2. ^ Stewart, Emily (October 10, 2018). "Michael Bloomberg is a Democrat again, fueling speculation about 2020 aspirations". Vox. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
  3. ^ Otterbein, Holly (November 26, 2019). "Mike Bloomberg to donate $10 million to House Democrats targeted by GOP". Politico. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
  4. ^ Niquette, Mark (March 4, 2020). "Michael Bloomberg Ends Presidential Bid, Endorses Joe Biden". Bloomberg News. Archived from the original on 2020-07-24. Retrieved 2020-08-28.

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