Bloomberg To Endorse Hillary Clinton In Prime Time Address

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Michael Bloomberg will endorse Hillary Clinton this week during a prime-time address.

Former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, will endorse Hillary Clinton in a prime time address at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week.

The New York Times reports that “The news is an unexpected move from Mr. Bloomberg, who has not been a member of the Democratic Party since 2000; was elected the mayor of New York City as a Republican; and later became an independent.”

Howard Wolfson, a senior adviser to Bloomberg, told The New York Times that Bloomberg will vouch for Clinton “from the perspective of a business leader and an independent.”

“As the nation’s leading independent and a pragmatic business leader, Mike has supported candidates from both sides of the aisle,” Mr. Wolfson stated, adding: “This week in Philadelphia, he will make a strong case that the clear choice in this election is Hillary Clinton.”

Bloomberg announced his endorsement in a Sunday tweet linking to The New York Times article.

Bloomberg considered running for the presidency as an independent in 2016, but as NBC News reports:

The billionaire media mogul announced in March that he would not mount a third-party bid for president, saying “it’s clear to me that if I entered the race, I could not win.”

Featured image: collage of photos from the official Facebook pages for Clinton and Bloomberg

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