Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is planning a series of last-minute ads to influence the midterm elections. In $5 million worth of two-minute TV spots, the anti-gun power broker plans to speak directly to the camera, touting his so-called centrist positions against President Trump’s policies. The 76 year old Bloomberg also positions himself as a steady and experienced Washington outsider—a message fueling more speculation that the failed former New York City mayor is planning to run for president in 2020.
—QUOTABLE: “The country is deeply divided. The president and Republicans are fueling that division, and that holds us back as a nation. I’m unwilling to sit by and accept it.” -Bloomberg