Michael Bloomberg Actively Prepares to Enter 2020 Presidential Race

By Christine Zosche 

Michael R. Bloomberg is actively preparing to enter the Democratic presidential primary and is expected to file paperwork this week designating himself as a candidate in at least one state with an early filing deadline, people briefed on Bloomberg’s plans said. (NYT)

Despite preparing to file the necessary paperwork in Alabama, Bloomberg has yet to make a final decision on a run, a spokesman added. (CNN)

Bloomberg will almost certainly not qualify for the next debate in Atlanta on Nov. 20 and he will likely have to spend tens of millions of dollars in the next few weeks to make the debate stage in December, potentially setting a record for campaign spending in a short amount of time. (Politico)