Michael Bloomberg is running for president in Alabama
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is filing for president in Alabama, according to the New York Times.

Bloomberg has threatened to step into the primary in absence of a viable moderate alternative to left-leaning Democratic candidates. Former Vice President Joe Biden was seen to be that person, but after a series of campaign blunders, Bloomberg indicated he was rethinking getting involved.

The filing deadline for Alabama was the next state that was coming to a close quickly, the next state in the list is Arkansas, so if Bloomberg files there as well, it's a sign he's officially running nationwide.

Bloomberg is the second billionaire to file for the presidency after Tom Steyer.

You can read the full report at The Times here.