Michael Bloomberg is looking for support anywhere he can get it. His campaign recently reached out to Andrew Yang, who now works for CNN after dropping his presidential bid, and supposedly offered him the role of running mate in exchange for his endorsement.

Naturally, the Bloomberg campaign denies that Yang was ever seriously considered for VP.

Marty Johnson reports at The Hill:

Bloomberg campaign lobbied Yang for endorsement, possible VP offer: report

Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s campaign has reached out to former Democratic presidential primary candidate Andrew Yang seeking an endorsement, sources told The Wall Street Journal.

The Journal reported that aides from Bloomberg’s camp reached out to the entrepreneur to gauge his interest in working to help Bloomberg win the Democratic nomination.

Another source told the Journal that Yang, who dropped out of the primary race last month, was noncommittal in his response.

While the Journal’s sources said that the idea of Yang being Bloomberg’s running mate was thrown around, a separate senior Bloomberg aide said that Yang was never seriously being considered.

Sam Dorman of FOX News has more:

Mike Bloomberg campaign floated vice presidential slot to CNN contributor Andrew Yang, report says

The report, citing a person familiar with the discussions, added that Yang did not commit to joining forces with Bloomberg, while a senior Bloomberg aide told the paper that Yang was not being seriously considered to join Bloomberg on the Democratic ticket should the former mayor win the nomination.

A source close to Yang told Fox News Tuesday that Bloomberg and Yang spoke after Yang dropped out of the Democratic race following the New Hampshire primary earlier this month, but could not confirm that the conversation touched on any kind of endorsement.

Yang was skeptical of Bloomberg’s prospects when the former mayor entered the race this past November.

Yang doesn’t seem like much of a Bloomberg fan. Here’s one of his comments after the South Carolina debate:

One thing is sure, whoever does accept a running mate offer from Bloomberg is going to be excoriated by the grass roots left.

 

 
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