Bloomberg eyes 2020 presidential run as a Democrat, but can a centrist unite the party?

The former mayor is again considering a bid for the presidency, and spending $80m in midterm elections to flip the Republican-controlled House

For the past two election cycles, thrice-elected New York city mayor Michael Bloomberg has toyed with a bid for the US presidency. With 2020 approaching, the financial news data billionaire is again looking at his chances, but with one crucial difference.

In 2012 and 2016, Bloomberg considered running as an independent; each time he concluded that he could not win and ran the risk of splitting the Democratic vote and helping the Republican candidate to win office.

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