The head of the New York State Democratic Party threw colder water Sunday on former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s potential run for the Dem’s 2020 presidential nomination.
“I don’t think Mike Bloomberg adds to the current field or brings anything unique to the table — except for a few billion dollars. I’m not convinced it’s the right thing for the Democratic Party,” NYS Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs, a close ally of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, told The Post.
“I like Mike Bloomberg. But I don’t feel he has a constituency in the Democratic Party. I don’t see how he would get the nomination. I think the field we have now is a good field. I’d like to keep it that way.”
Jacobs is also the longtime chairman of the Nassau County Democratic Party, a suburban area with more moderate and centrist Dems that Bloomberg would have to win over in New York and elsewhere across the country to have a shot at the nomination.
Jacobs is so far neutral in the primary, though it’s no secret that Cuomo is a fan of former Vice President Joe Biden.
The New York Democratic primary will be held on April 28.
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