2020 watch: Michael Bloomberg to visit Broward, West Palm Beach

Michael Bloomberg during a 2008 visit to West Boca. (Palm Beach Post staff photo by Chris Matula)

Potential 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire gun-control activist and former New York mayor, is making at least two appearances in South Florida this week.

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Bloomberg is slated to appear in Coral Springs on Friday at a gun-control event with parents and survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

On Saturday, Bloomberg will be keynote speaker at the Palm Beach County Democratic Party’s annual Truman Kennedy Johnson dinner in West Palm Beach.

Bloomberg was mentioned as a potential independent candidate for president in 2008, 2012 and 2016. He’s said to be leaning toward a Democratic bid for 2020.

Campaigning and raising money for 2018 candidates — especially in key states like Florida, Iowa and New Hampshire — is one way for presidential hopefuls to boost their visibility and amass chits for 2020. Bloomberg recently announced he’ll contribute $20 million to help Democratic Senate candidates this year. 

 

Author: George Bennett

George Bennett has been a Palm Beach Post reporter since 1992. He grew up in Bethesda, Md. and is a graduate of The George Washington University. Follow him on Twitter @gbennettpost

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