PHOENIX — Newcomer to the Democratic presidential field, Michael Bloomberg was in Phoenix Tuesday to file paperwork to appear on Arizona's Democratic presidential preference election ballot.

Bloomberg announced his entry into the presidential race Sunday.

Bloomberg filed at the Arizona Secretary of State's Office, then met with community leaders in Phoenix and took questions from the media.

Arizona's presidential preference election for Democrats is March 17, 2020. The Republican party in Arizona announced they won't hold a presidential preference election.

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