OREANDA-NEWS. The New York Times reports that former Mayor of New York City, billionaire Michael Bloomberg plans to file documents to enter for the United States Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.

According to the interlocutors of the newspaper, the businessman can apply already this week. His adviser noted that Bloomberg had been considering this decision for several weeks, but had not yet made it finally.

The edition reports that the ex-mayor sent his employees to the state of Alabama, where before November 8, he can enter the election race. The representatives of the politician are collecting the necessary signatures.

In addition, Bloomberg called some Democrats, including Harry Reid, the former leader of the US Senate Majority. Bloomberg told them that he was seriously considering the possibility of participating in the race. Reid noted that the billionaire did not say directly that he would run for president, but “the implication of the call had been clear”, as The New York Times remarked.

In mid-February 2019, Politico media company, citing Democrats, wrote that Bloomberg planned to spend 500 million dollars to prevent the re-election of incumbent US President Donald Trump for a second term.

In early March 2019, CNBC channel, citing sources, reported that Bloomberg had begun recruiting volunteers for the election campaign for the American President in 2020. However, the politician announced that he did not plan to run for president. According to him, many people tried to convince him to participate in the campaign.