Business tycoon Michael Bloomberg yet to officially declare himself as a Presidential candidate, taken next step towards a run at the White House by registering with the United States Federal Election Commission.
77-year-old former New York Mayor has filed nomination paperwork to register a committee, “Mike Bloomberg 2020,” confirmed Judith Ingram, spokesman of the commission.
All candidates must register with the commission if they urge to spend or raise campaign funds of over $5000, but registration didn’t confirm yet if he is running.
Mr. Bloomberg has made the arrangements for a possible bid for Democratic Nomination in recent weeks, including registration as a Presidential Candidate in the states of Arkansas, Alabama, and Texas.
A message on his official website ‘mikebloomberg.com’ reads, the side is “paid for by Mike Bloomberg 2020.”
Ten-days ago Mr. Bloomberg said that he was “close” to make a final decision on whether or not to enter the crowded field.
His fortune of $50 billion indicates his candidacy would probably shake up the open race, with seventeen candidates already contending to be the Democratic Nominee to take on the United States President Donald Trump in 2020.
Michael Bloomberg’s advisors have stated that if he does run then he will likely not campaign in four states, which will hold primaries in February 2020.
Besides, Mr. Bloomberg would mainly focus on fifteen primaries scheduled for March 3, 2020, Popular as “Super Tuesday”, including Texas, and California.
Ahead of left-wingers Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Bidden is leading the race, with moderate Pete Buttigieg in the fourth position, reads the national polls.