Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg was in Texas yesterday to officially kick off his 2020 campaign. The billionaire and former Mayor of New York City made stops in San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas to start his self-funded run for the White House. He was joined by TV personality Judge Judy Sheindlin, who endorsed Bloomberg earlier this week. Bloomberg says he is not taking any donations, which is the reason he is not involved in the 2020 Democratic debates. The party requires donations from 225,000 people in order to qualify. During an interview with KXAN, Bloomberg said his first two actions in office would be to repeal the Hyde Amendment and rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement. Bloomberg will not be on the ballot for the upcoming Iowa Caucuses, but looks to win big on Super Tuesday. Fourteen states will be on the line, including Texas.
Photo: Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg speaks during a news conference on January 7, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia. (Getty Images)