‘Republicans in Congress have had almost two years to prove they could govern responsibly. They failed…’
(David Boroff, New York Daily News) Michael Bloomberg, eyeing a possible presidential run against Donald Trump, has re-registered as a Democrat.
The former New York City mayor wrote on Instagram early Wednesday that the country needs Dems “to provide the checks and balances our nation so badly needs.”
“At key points in U.S. history, one of the two parties has served as a bulwark against those who threaten our Constitution,” he wrote. “Two years ago at the Democratic Convention, I warned of those threats.”
Bloomberg endorsed Hillary Clinton during the convention in 2016, but she lost the election to Trump.
He had been a registered Democrat before winning mayoral elections as a Republican and an Independent. He served as mayor from 2002 to 2013.
He told the New York Times last month that “it’s impossible to conceive that I could run as a Republican.”
“That’s not to say I’m with the Democratic Party on everything, but I don’t see how you could possibly run as a Republican,” he told the newspaper. “So if you ran, yeah, you’d have to run as a Democrat.”
Bloomberg vowed earlier this year to spend $80 million to help the Democrats take control of the House during the critical elections next month.
He said last week he would give $20 million to the main Democratic Senate super PAC, according to the Washington Post.
“Republicans in Congress have had almost two years to prove they could govern responsibly. They failed,” he said in June.
In the past Bloomberg has considered running for president as an independent, and could make a decision before the end of the year.
“I’m working on this Nov. 6 election, and after that I’ll take a look at it,” he told the Times.
The deadline to register to vote in New York State is Friday.
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