- Billionaire and former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg announces on social media that he has re-registered as a Democrat.
- Bloomberg is considering a run for the White House in 2020.
- "We need Democrats to provide the checks and balance our nation so badly needs," he writes.
Mike Bloomberg is a Democrat. Again.
The billionaire former New York mayor, who is considering a run for the White House in 2020, announced on social media early Wednesday that he re-registered as a member of the Democratic Party. He had previously run for office as a Republican and an independent.
In his Instagram post, Bloomberg cited a need for a check on power in Washington. The Republican Party holds the White House and Congress, and the Supreme Court has a widely perceived conservative majority now that Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed.