Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has re-registered as a Democrat just 27 days before the 2018 midterm elections.
"At key points in USA history, one of the two parties has served as a bulwark against those who threaten our constitution", Bloomberg wrote on Instagram. He served three terms as New York City mayor and has variously been a Democrat, a Republican and an independent.
Bloomberg, who was NY mayor from 2002 to 2013, was elected to the position as a registered Republican before switching to an independent in 2007.
Bloomberg has had a long career in politics, and was Mayor of NY from 2002-2013. Two years ago at the Democratic Convention, I warned of those threats, ' Bloomberg wrote. The Guardian newspaper reported in August that he was considering running in 2020 as a Democrat.
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He said in an Instagram post on Wednesday morning he has now registered as a Democrat.
Bloomberg, 76, considered Independent runs for the White House in 2008, 2012 and 2016.
"It's impossible to conceive that I could run as a Republican - things like choice, so numerous issues, I'm just way away from where the Republican Party is today", he told the Times.
"If he did (run as a Democrat), he'd be a formidable candidate", Frost told VOA.
And Bloomberg has been a life-long social liberal, supporting - often with millions of dollars - such progressive causes as environmental protection, strict gun control, and abortion as a fundamental human right.
To that end, the former mayor announced that he'll give a record $80 million to the Democrats to flip the House from the current Republican majority.That was followed by a pledge of $20 million made last week to the top Senate Democratic super PAC.