Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg– who was elected as a Republican, but has since declared his independence– will speak at the Democratic National Convention to endorse Hillary Clinton for president.
A spokesman said Bloomberg will make the endorsement speech Wednesday night.
The billionaire media mogul opted against running as a third-party candidate for fear it might siphon away votes from Clinton and help elect Republican Donald Trump.
Bloomberg has been sharply critical of Trump, and in particular of his fellow New Yorker’s inflammatory rhetoric on immigration.