GREENSBORO, N.C. — Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg visited the Triad on Thursday for our state's first day of early voting.
Bloomberg spoke to a crowd at Footnote Coffee and Cocktails in Winston-Salem first. He's then headed over to the Cadillac Service Garage in Greensboro to speak to voters.
The former New York City mayor became a Democrat last year.
The 77-year-old Bloomberg is one of the richest people in the world. His estimated net worth exceeds $50 billion, and he’s already committed to spending more than $100 million to help defeat President Donald Trump in 2020 whether he runs or not.
Political experts say Bloomberg’s enormous wealth, his ties to Wall Street, and his status as a former Republican could make it difficult for him to win support among traditional Democratic primary voters.