Michael Bloomberg to Endorse Hillary Clinton for President

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Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg will endorse Hillary Clinton for president at the Democratic National Convention next week.

He will make his speech at the DNC on Wednesday night, Bloomberg spokesperson Marc LaVorgna told the Associated Press on Sunday. He will attempt to make the case for Clinton to moderate voters in the prime-time slot.

The move comes as a surprise to many, as the billionaire media mogul has not been a registered Democrat since 2000. He switched to the Republican party before successfully running for mayor in 2001, and served three terms. He later became an independent and an advocate for gun control.

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“As the nation’s leading independent and a pragmatic business leader, Mike has supported candidates from both sides of the aisle,” Bloomberg senior adviser Howard Wolfson told the New York Times, which first reported the news. “This week in Philadelphia he will make a strong case that the clear choice in this election is Hillary Clinton.”

Bloomberg gave up his own shot at a run for the presidency earlier this year. Speculation had swirled that he would campaign for president as a third-party candidate, but he announced in March that he would not run, fearing that it would help Donald Trump, who was then the Republican frontrunner and is now the official candidate, in taking away votes from Clinton.

Bloomberg has been openly critical of Trump through this election cycle. He has especially taken aim at Trump’s controversial rhetoric on immigration.

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  1. mushtaqdean says:

    It looks the star of her luck is doing her tremendous favor as during these few days, Hillary Clinton has made a stunning progress.
    • She won the endorsements from President Barrack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Governor Jerry Brown
    • She is on the verge of obtaining Democratic Nomination
    • She has selected her running mate, someone influential and truly supportive
    • And now another highly priceless endorsement of Michael Bloomberg is approaching her which would tremendously enhance the capacities of the campaign.

  2. Doug S says:

    Isn’t this like a fly saying it’s going to go out in the yard and eat some dog poo? Of course he will endorse her. How did this even make news? Was there absolutely nothing else left to write a piece on?

  3. Go Donald says:

    Michael Bloomberg? The same one who had the law changed so he could be elected a third term as mayor of NYC and then changed it back when he got it? The same Bloomberg that wanted to regulate the sizes of soft drinks that a restaurant was allowed to serve? The same Bloomberg that got out of NYC during Hurricane Sandy while telling NYers not to worry? The same Bloomberg whose abysmal approval ratings are beaten only by Dinkins and the current democrat, diblasio?

    He endorses Hillary. Giuliani endorsed Trump. Giuliani is FAR more loved that bloomberg and will be remembered fondly unlike the fool bloomberg who ruined what Rudy started.

  4. J Russ says:

    A man of proven competence, achievement, and leadership vs an egomaniac pretender. Bloomberg, a guy that actually is a very successful multi billionaire and is smart, not just says he is. And knows and understands the need for the President of the United Stats to be of sound temperament, judgement, and competence.

  5. Gahan says:

    The Election Stealer endorses the Primary Stealer! Go Trump!

  6. Dunstan says:

    Let’s see how many minutes elapse before Drumpf tweets another nasty, bullying comment about this? Synchronize your watches!

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