Ex-NYC Mayor Bloomberg won't run for president in 2020


"Some people don't run, and you don't hear from them again". And Mitch Stewart, who was battleground states director for the 2012 Obama for America campaign, and Obama's 2012 chief analytics officer, Dan Wagner, were also brought on.

Instead of running for president, Bloomberg said he would devote his resources to retiring "every single coal-fired power plant over the next 11 years" through his Beyond Coal campaign.

Any path to the nomination for Bloomberg would have been complicated by the entry of former Vice President Joe Biden, another moderate, into the race. Bloomberg took the weekend to mull his decision and ultimately decided against a run yesterday, said the person.

He served as the 108th mayor of New York City between January 2002 and December 2013. Elizabeth Warren have demanded that candidates swear off super PACs and self funding.

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The one-time Republican who is now a registered Democrat and prominent critic of President Trump spent much of past year testing the political waters.

Bloomberg is expected to play an active role in the 2020 election from the outside.

He encouraged Democrats to unify behind a nominee who could beat Trump, a not-so-subtle dig against candidates pushing the party to embrace liberal priorities such as "Medicare-for-all".

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg announced on Tuesday that he will not be challenging President Donald Trump for a seat in the Oval Office, citing the difficulty of winning the Democratic nomination in such a crowded field.

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Gun control has particularly been an issue focus for Bloomberg in recent years in the wake of an increasing number of mass shooting via his Everytown for Gun Safety group.

At many stops, he blasted Trump over his immigration, environmental and economic policies.

These efforts, Bloomberg argued, are faster and more easily attainable on the private level.

A few weeks prior to unveiling this initiative, Bloomberg ripped the Green New Deal as a "pie in the sky" proposal that was "disingenuous" to promote.

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Bloomberg has drafted, with former Sierra Club executive director Carl Pope, a preliminary proposal for what he considers a more achievable climate change plan than the Green New Deal promoted by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of NY, which he believes can't pass Congress. Bloomberg hopes Democrats adopt the plan with an eye toward enacting it into law after the 2020 elections. "But Mother Nature does not wait on our political calendar, and neither can we".