Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg coming to Detroit this weekend

Posted at 4:52 AM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 05:56:47-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will be bringing his campaign to Detroit on Saturday, Dec. 21.

Bloomberg will be in Eastern Market to mark the opening of a new campaign office.

He is the second presidential candidate to open an office in Detroit. Senator Elizabeth Warren opened one last month.

Bloomberg announced his late-entry presidential bid on Nov. 24.

A 77-year-old entrepreneur and philanthropist, Bloomberg made his fortune creating technology that bankers and traders use to access market data.

After building a successful financial information business, he turned to politics. He officially launched a bid to become mayor of New York in 2001. Despite running as a Republican in an overwhelmingly Democratic city, Bloomberg won the election and was reelected twice. During this second term, he switched parties and became an independent -- only to re-register as a Democrat in 2018.