SOURCES: Bloomberg Considering Clinton as 2020 Running Mate

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Billionaire businessman Mike Bloomberg is having quite a run in his candidacy for president of the United States. Thus far, he’s spent hundreds of millions of dollars on campaign ads airing on YouTube, radio, and television; furthermore, Bloomberg has yet to make it on a single debate stage or sit-down for an interview regarding his candidacy.

Last week, Matt Drudge reported that Bloomberg is considering selecting Hillary Clinton as his running mate. Since the release of these reports, the Bloomberg campaign has attempted to shut them down; however, these developments continue to trend across political headlines, along with the probable motivations behind a prospective Bloomberg/Clinton 2020 ticket.

Will Bloomberg Really Choose Clinton as His Running Mate?

Drudge’s account of Bloomberg’s alleged consideration of Clinton came from sources close to the billionaire businessman. Apparently, Bloomberg supposedly arrived at this decision after observing certain polling data. The data in question maintains that a Bloomberg/Clinton ticket would seriously threaten the second term of Trump/Pence.

This isn’t the end of Drudge’s account though. Bloomberg has allegedly even considered switching his official residence to a state other than New York. If Clinton were to join Bloomberg as a running mate, a changed residency would simplify the process; after all, the Electoral College generally frowns upon having a prospective president/vice president ticket with both individuals from the same state.

The Clinton Factor

In light of the foregoing reports, Americans have mulled over the prospect of Hillary Clinton being the running mate to a Democrat candidate. Some folks maintain that it would shake up politics, in light of Clinton’s epic 2016 loss to President Trump. Others believe that Clinton remains out for “revenge” and in ongoing disbelief that Trump bested her.

Reports of Bloomberg’s potential consideration of Clinton also come at an interesting time. The twice-failed candidate has repeatedly toyed with the prospect of joining the 2020 race.

She also currently faces a lawsuit from candidate Tulsi Gabbard after referring to the latter as a “Russian asset.” Similarly to with Gabbard, Clinton has also tangled with Trump. Both Gabbard and Trump haven’t minced words in daring the twice-unsuccessful candidate to enter the 2020 presidential election.