In a move that could fuel more speculation about his political future, former Mayor Mike Bloomberg has rejoined the Democratic party. Today, he released a picture of himself filling out his registration form and warning about threats to the Constitution that require checks and balances.
Bloomberg said via Instagram, "At key points in US history, one of the two parties has served as a bulwark against those who threaten our Constitution".
Bloomberg, who was NY mayor from 2002 to 2013, was elected to the position as a registered Republican before switching to an independent in 2007.
"Right now, I'm only focused on the midterms", Bloomberg said. In 2016, he toyed with the idea of running as an independent presidential candidate, "but he decided it was too hard for an independent to be elected in our system", said Martin Frost, a former House member from Texas and head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).
The billionaire business mogul - who endorsed Hillary Clinton over President Trump in the 2016 election - is heavily invested in helping elect Democrats in congressional midterm elections on November 6. Bloomberg hasn't been registered to either party since 2007 - when he abandoned his facade as a Republican - but has been for the majority of his life, a Democrat. "You got my vote if you run for president, we need someone like you!" another person wrote.
Bloomberg did not say when he might make a decision on running for president. He took an indirect swipe at President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, who Bloomberg suggested posed a threat to USA democratic institutions. His advisers told the Washington Post this month, amid the contentious fight over the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, that he would spend an additional $20 million to help Democrats retake the U.S. Senate.