Bloomberg files papers paving way for US presidential bid

Former New York City Mayor and founder of Bloomberg L.P., Michael Bloomberg, listens at The Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York. (File photo: Reuters)

New York business tycoon Michael Bloomberg paved the way for a shot at the US presidency, registering as a candidate in the Alabama Democratic primary race before Friday’s filing deadline.

Although the billionaire has not publicly announced his run, his inclusion among a crowded field keeps his options open for mounting a concerted bid to topple fellow New Yorker Donald Trump.

His name was posted among 17 candidates on the Alabama Democratic Party’s website only hours before registration closed.

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