Michael Bloomberg is all-in 2020. We know he can afford to run, and run truly self-funded. Exactly where does he stand on the issues, however?
Political Party: Democratic Party (registered Republican 2001-2007; registered independent 2007-2018) Past Positions: Mayor of New York City (2002-2013), founder of Bloomberg L.P. (1981-2001), partner at Salomon Brothers (1973-1981) Education: Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, M.B.A. from Harvard University Former New York City mayor and billionaire Mike Bloomberg stormed into the Democratic primary race in November – an unconventional late entry that shook up an already frenzied field of contenders. “Defeating Trump – and rebuilding America – is the most urgent and important fight of our lives. And I’m going all in,” the former Republican said when he launched his campaign, framing himself as a pragmatic centrist. “I offer myself as a doer and a problem solver – not a talker. And as someone who is ready to take on the tough fights – and win.” His candidacy comes at a time of growing angst among Democratic voters over a deep field with no real front-runner. His late entry locked him out of the Iowa caucuses, the New Hampshire primary and other early voting states, including Nevada and South Carolina, forcing Bloomberg instead to go all in on delegate-rich states like California and Texas. What he lacks in well-organized state campaign offices, like those of some candidates who have been building in-roads of support in communities for more than a year, Bloomberg is trying to make up for with his deep pockets. The self-made billionaire, whose net worth is estimated to be north of $50 billion, […]