Mike Bloomberg has reportedly recruited top Clinton ally Capricia Marshall for his 2020 presidential campaign amid rumors that he is considering making Hillary Clinton his running mate.
A source told PageSix that Marshall, who has worked under Bill and Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, can help Bloomberg in many ways to become more credible.
“Capricia is closely linked to the democratic political job and gives Bloomberg a stronger link to the Dem establishment, and therefore more credibility,” the source told the news site.
“She will help them convince Mike that he is not a quasi-republican after being heavily behind GOP candidates in the past.”
According to the source, Marshall will also be able to help Bloomberg reach women and the African-American community, “who is still not satisfied with his apologies about his stop-and-fouk policy as mayor of New York City.”
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Mike Bloomberg (left on Thursday) is said to have hired the best Clinton ally Capricia Marshall (right in 2015) for his 2020 presidential campaign, amid rumors that he is considering making Hillary Clinton his current partner.
A source claims that Marshall, who worked under Bill and Hillary Clinton (Marshall in the photo with Hillary), as well as former President Barack Obama, could make Bloomberg more credible in many ways.
It is unclear what position Marshall would take during the Bloomberg campaign.
‘Hiring Capricia is a very smart move. She is a big problem, “the source said. Marshall has previously served both Clintons and the Obama administration.
From 1997 to 2001 she worked as a social secretary for the White House of Bill Clinton. In 2006, she served the re-election campaign of then-senator Hillary Clinton. From 2009 to 2013, Marshall worked as the chief of the United States protocol under Obama.
The news that Marshall might be participating in the Bloomberg campaign comes just a day after it was announced that the former mayor would consider making Hillary Clinton his running mate.
Polling thought the Bloomberg-Clinton combination would be a formidable force to compete against Trump in the White House race, the source said.
It is said that Bloomberg is even considering changing his official residence from New York to Colorado or Florida – where he also has homes – because the electoral college makes it difficult for the president and vice-president to stay in the same state.
According to the Twelfth Amendment to the US Constitution, which provides for the election of the president and vice-president, it says that the two people could not both live in the same state as the voter.
The Bloomberg campaign would not confirm or deny the reports when DailyMail.com contacted us.
From 1997 to 2001, Marshall (right, in 2010) worked as the social secretary of Bill Clinton’s White House. In 2006, she served the re-election campaign of then-senator Hillary Clinton
From 2009 to 2013, Marshall worked as chief of the United States protocol under Obama (pictured walking with Marshall, second from left)
“We are focused on the primary and the debate, not on VP speculation,” said communications director Jason Schechter in a statement.
Clinton’s primary home is in Chappaqua, New York.
Two new Democratic primary polls have also recently shown Bloomberg leading in Florida, while Sen. Bernie Sanders is at the top of the field in Texas.
Both Bloomberg and Sanders have tiny leads about former vice president Joe Biden, who had a beating in both Iowa and New Hampshire.
The Florida poll shows Bloomberg with just one point ahead of Biden, with the former mayor receiving 27 percent support from the Florida Democrats compared to 26 percent support from Biden.
The advantage of Bloomberg is that they have a 10-point lead over Biden among the white respondents.
The former mayor receives the support of 28 percent of the white Floridians, against the 18.5 percent who Biden chose as their first choice for Democratic nominee.
Former first lady Clinton said she was faced with calls to become president in 2020 after losing to Trump in the 2016 elections, but she has repeatedly said she will not participate in the race.
However, she stopped denying that she was considering working with one of the Democratic candidates for vice president earlier this month.
“I never say never because I believe in serving my country, but it’s not going to happen,” she told Ellen DeGeneres.
Both Bloomberg and Bernie Sanders (right) have a small lead over former vice-president Joe Biden (left), who had a beating in Iowa and New Hampshire. The Florida poll shows Bloomberg with just one point ahead of Biden
In January, President Donald Trump made the strange assertion that Clinton Bloomberg had promised the position of Secretary of State if she was elected President in 2016 to prevent him from running four years ago.
“He had a deal with Hillary Clinton that he would become Secretary of State. It was very simple. People knew that, “Trump said during an interview on CNBC filmed on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The president then suggested that Bloomberg would be double crossed.
“Would not happen. It would go to Terry McAuliffe, “Trump said, dropping the former Governor of Virginia, who was a close friend of Clinton.
“I mean, so they played with Michael,” Trump claimed. “And – it’s a shame, but he’s spending a fortune.”
Bloomberg had approved Clinton for Trump in 2016 and said at the Democratic National Convention in July 2016 that although “there are times when I disagree with Hillary,” the country must unite to “defeat a dangerous demagogue.”
“Let’s choose a healthy, competent person with international experience,” Bloomberg said at the time.
Last week was a busy one for Bloomberg after he had to apologize for a recording that had leaked online from him flatly talking about his stop-and-fouk policy.
“Ninety-five percent of your murders – murderers and victims of murder – fit in with one M.O. You can just take the description, Xerox and pass it on to all agents, “says Bloomberg in the recording.
“They are male minorities, 16 to 25. That’s true in New York. That’s right in almost every city. “
“And that’s where the real crime is. You have to get the weapons out of the hands of the people being killed. “
Trump tweeted: “WOW, BLOOMBERG IS A TOTAL RACIST!”
On Thursday, Bloomberg apologized for supporting the stop-and-fouk policy.
“There is one aspect of the approach that I deeply regret, the abuse of police practices called stopping and searching,” Bloomberg said.
“I have defended it for too long, looking back, because I didn’t understand the unintended pain that caused young black and brown families and their children back then.”
“I should have acted earlier and faster to stop it,” he continued. “I didn’t do that, and I apologize for that.”