Michael Bloomberg has launched his 2020 bid for president with a massive ad campaign touting his successes as NYC mayor and his work fighting the climate crisis and big coal.
One market includes West Palm, Beach Florida, the site of President Donald Trump's resort Mar-A-Lago.
"We can not afford four more years of President Trump's reckless and unethical actions", the billionaire businessman said.
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is running for U.S. president.
The tweet included an announcement video and a link to Bloomberg's campaign site, which described the billionaire as "a proven leader with an unmatched track record in business and government".
Bloomberg has devoted tens of millions of dollars to pursue his policy priorities in recent years, producing measurable progress in cities and states across America.
Mr. Bloomberg's candidacy presents a late challenge to the pack of Democratic contenders near the top in opinion polls - fellow centrists Joe Biden, the former U.S. vice president, and Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and prominent liberal U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
"I welcome the competition", he said.
Bloomberg would be the second billionaire to compete for the 2020 Democratic nomination, and is about 33 times richer with a net worth of $54 billion compared to Tom Steyer's $1.6 billion, according to Forbes.
Bloomberg has filed papers to get on the Democratic primary ballots in Alabama, Arkansas, Michigan, Georgia and Texas.
We have communities ravaged by gun violence.
"It's another step closer to shaking up the race", Bradley Tusk, an advisor to Bloomberg, told the New York Post.
Taken broadly, the guidelines are similar to Bloomberg News's policies in covering Mike Bloomberg during his three terms as NY mayor. With the early primaries and caucuses just months away, Bloomberg lacks the state-level infrastructure critical to winning the Democratic nomination. "America already elected a builder", Conway said, adding that he should stick to being a mayor. His support of a "stop-and-frisk" policing policy as mayor has been criticized for targeting blacks and Hispanics, key Democratic constituencies.
The decision not to initiate stories about Democrats' wealth and family is itself a potential conflict, as it may leave readers and viewers in the dark about important developments involving Bloomberg's rivals.
Mr. Bloomberg will face questions about his decision to run for NY mayor in 2001 as a Republican.
The Republican turned Democrat had been mulling a presidential run for the last few weeks, and made it official Sunday.