WITHDRAWN: Michael Bloomberg 2020

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WITHDRAWN: Michael Bloomberg 2020

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Post by Addie » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:14 am

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Michael Bloomberg donates $1.8B to Johns Hopkins amid speculation of 2020 presidential bid

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University.

Bloomberg and the Baltimore university said Sunday that the gift is the largest ever to any education institution in the U.S.

University President Ronald Daniels is calling the gift "transformative." He says the contribution will allow Hopkins starting next fall to eliminate student loans in financial aid packages and commit to admitting the highest-achieving students regardless of ability to pay.

Bloomberg says America is at its best when it rewards people "based on the quality of their work, not the size of their pocketbook."

The 76-year-old founder of the global finances services company Bloomberg L.P. is among the world's richest people. He is also weighing a run for president in 2020.

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Post by Addie » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:20 pm

Des Moines Register: Michael Bloomberg focuses on climate change, gun control in his first visit to Iowa

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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:40 pm

Addie wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:14 am
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Michael Bloomberg donates $1.8B to Johns Hopkins amid speculation of 2020 presidential bid
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The 76-year-old founder of the global finances services company Bloomberg L.P. is among the world's richest people. He is also weighing a run for president in 2020.
These senior citizens ought rethink their position and enjoy the days remaining. Who want's an 80+ year old president whose mental and physical health can fail from one hour to the next?

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Post by Addie » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:54 pm

That's what I say, too, Richard. Enough already.

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Post by Suranis » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:58 pm

RTH10260 wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:40 pm

These senior citizens ought rethink their position and enjoy the days remaining. Who want's an 80+ year old president whose mental and physical health can fail from one hour to the next?
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Post by Notorial Dissent » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:29 pm

Does anybody remember his tenure in NYC??????
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Post by Danraft » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:04 pm

Notorial Dissent wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:29 pm
Does anybody remember his tenure in NYC??????
Looking for sarcasm quotes.
Because without them, as an honest question , I remember nothing of it. That being said, I'm not even sure if I was living in the states.

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Re: Michael Bloomberg 2020

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Post by Addie » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:35 pm

The Hill
Bloomberg aides interview potential staffers in New Hampshire, Iowa as 2020 speculation mounts: report

Advisers to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are interviewing potential staff in Iowa and New Hampshire, signaling a potential 2020 presidential run for the billionaire, CNBC reported Friday.

Sources told CNBC that Bloomberg associate Kevin Sheekey has had meetings with potential hires in the early contest states in the primaries that set the tone for the rest of the race. ...

If Bloomberg were to join the Democratic race, he'd be facing off against a multitude of Democrats. The New York independent has ruled out a bid outside of a major party.

"In 2020, the great likelihood is that an independent would just split the anti-Trump vote and end up re-electing the President," he said in a statement in January. "That's a risk I refused to run in 2016 and we can't afford to run it now."

"We must remain united, and we must not allow any candidate to divide or fracture us. The stakes couldn’t be higher," he added in the statement.

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Re: WITHDRAWN: Michael Bloomberg 2020

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Post by Addie » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:33 pm

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Former New York Mayor Bloomberg Decides Against 2020 Presidential Bid

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced he will not run for president in 2020.

"While there would be no higher honor than serving as president, my highest obligation as a citizen is to help the country the best way I can, right now," Bloomberg wrote in an op-ed on the news site he owns, Bloomberg News. "That's what I'll do, including the launch of a new effort called Beyond Carbon."

Beyond Carbon will be the 77-year-old billionaire's effort to "retire every single coal-fired power plant over the next 11 years" and to "begin moving America as quickly as possible away from oil and gas and toward a 100 percent clean energy economy."

Bloomberg, who was first elected mayor of New York as a Republican, opted out of a growing field of Democratic candidates. Bloomberg served as mayor of the country's largest city from 2002 until 2013. He switched parties to Democratic and independent during his tenure but has typically supported more liberal social causes.

Bloomberg called President Trump "a threat to our country" and said that "New Yorkers know a con when we see one." But Bloomberg also warned, "We cannot allow the primary process to drag the party to an extreme that would diminish our chances in the general election" and give Trump four more years.
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Bloomberg Editorial: Our Highest Office, My Deepest Obligation

I’m not running for president, but I am launching a new campaign: Beyond Carbon.

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