Bloomberg-Hillary Ticket? Drudge Says It's Possible

No confirmation from either camp, however
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2020 1:26 PM CST
Drudge: Bloomberg Considering Hillary for VP
In this 2002 file photo, then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, and then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., attend the St. Patrick's Day parade in the Queens borough of New York.   (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)

Matt Drudge is running a red headline across his Drudge Report on Saturday about a provocative, but unconfirmed, political scoop: He says Mike Bloomberg is considering Hillary Clinton as his running mate. The blurb (see this Drudge tweet) quotes sources close to the Bloomberg campaign as saying that "polling found the Bloomberg-Clinton combination would be formidable force." In addition, Drudge reports that Bloomberg is weighing the possibility of changing his official residence to Florida or Colorado, where he owns homes, to avoid the issue of having two New Yorkers on the same ticket. Neither Bloomberg nor Clinton has confirmed or denied the story yet.

Drudge is also linking to coverage of his reporting, including a New York Post story that notes Clinton and Bloomberg were spotted having dinner together in December. Mediaite reports that former Clinton aide Zerlina Maxwell said she was "highly skeptical" Saturday when asked about the report on MSNBC. She also referred to Bloomberg as a "deeply flawed candidate" and tore into his mayoral record, with criticism of the NYPD's "stop and frisk" policies and more. (Bloomberg and Trump got into a memorable exchange of insults this week.)

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