According to the Times, the billionaire has sent staffers to Alabama to get the petition signatures needed to qualify for the state's primary.
The billionaire Bloomberg had mentioned again in March he would now not drag, nonetheless has been toying for weeks with the premise of searching for the White Home in spite of every little thing, fixed with an book, who was quoted as announcing he had but to salvage a final resolution. The presence of the former NY mayor and multi-billionaire would set alight the race for the Democratic Party nomination.
Outside the Biden campaign, though, the fear a Bloomberg run would most intensely arouse among Democrats is that he might lose the nomination but then decide to go third-party, serving as a heaven-sent spoiler on behalf of the hellish Donald Trump.
The most important question about Bloomberg and Steyer's candidacies is not whether they are likely to succeed - I think we already know the answer to that - but why their fellow Democrats are not more openly contemptuous of them.
Mr Bloomberg is said to be fully aware such a belated entry to the race could present challenges in states like Iowa and New Hampshire, where other Democratic contenders have been campaigning for months. They include rank-and-file voters like Bobbi Helton, a retiree from Hilton Head, S.C., who said this week that she's still shopping for a candidate in the moderate lane.
In a Washington Post op-ed, the Democrat said that he would "not run for president in 2020" and instead focus on his work fighting state legislature gerrymandering with the NDRC.
Some lawmakers tell us privately that they've heard this too many times before.
But his political consultant, Howard Wolfson, tweeted on Thursday that he is having a change of heart.
He has used some of his fortune to back Democratic politicians and fund policies that he believes in - including the fight against climate change and anti-vaping efforts.
According to the Real Clear Politics Poll, Biden is leading in 2020 Democratic presidential nomination polling data, followed by Warren in second place and Sanders in third place. The Iowa and Nevada caucuses and the New Hampshire and SC primaries are scheduled for February. It means a candidate can enter the race for the February 3 leadoff contest at any time.