Former Mayor Bloomberg changes party affiliation to Democrat

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Dave Evans reports from Lower Manhattan. (Thibault Camus)

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced he has formally changed his voter registration to Democrat.

The move is being seen as a possible step toward running for president in 2020.

Bloomberg, 76, has recently said he is actively considering running for president as a Democrat.

Changing his New York State voting registration is his most overt move to date toward a possible White House campaign.

A Democrat before seeking elective office, Bloomberg switched his party registration in 2001 to run for mayor as a Republican, before abandoning political affiliations in 2007. He won his third term in 2009 as an independent.

Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement on Instagram Wednesday morning:


He also shared the announcement on his Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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