The campaign of billionaire Michael Bloomberg attempted to halt rumors that he was considering failed presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for his running mate in the 2020 election.
“We are focused on the primary and the debate, not VP speculation,” Bloomberg communication director Jason Schechter said in a statement.
Citing “sources close to Bloomberg’s campaign,” Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report, a right-wing news aggregator, tweeted that the former New York City mayor “is considering Hillary as running mate, after their polling found the Bloomberg-Clinton combination would be a formidable force.” Drudge also reported that Bloomberg was considering moving his permanent residence to one of his homes in Colorado or Florida “since the electoral college makes it hard for a POTUS and VPOTUS from the same state.”
Clinton did not respond to a Business Insider request for comment.
According to Fox News, an unidentified source close to Clinton said that she “wants back in” following her loss to Trump during the 2016 election. While Clinton has not yet commented on the report, it’s not impossible that the former first lady would be eyeing a way back into politics following her defeat almost four years ago.