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Bloomberg threatens to shake up 2020 primary PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by The Hill Press   
Saturday, 09 November 2019 10:21

Michael BloombergLast minute entry greeted with consternation and anger by some Democrats.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Michael Bloomberg’s possible entrance into the presidential race sent shock waves throughout the Democratic primary field this week, as campaigns scrambled to size up a potential rival whose high profile and vast personal fortune threatens a major shift in the contest.

News of the former New York City mayor’s plans were greeted with consternation and anger by some Democrats, who see the move as late-breaking and disruptive, coming less than three months before the first votes are cast in the nominating contest.

At the same time, Bloomberg’s centrist views and personal wealth would likely put him in direct competition with former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the leading moderates in the Democratic race.

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