Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is set to return to Colorado this weekend to open a campaign office in Denver just over a week before primary ballots go in the mail to state voters.
The former New York mayor and billionaire, who is self-funding his campaign, has been ramping up a large operation in Colorado ahead of the state's March 3 primary on Super Tuesday, the same day as voters in 14 other states and territories cast ballots.
Bloomberg plans to rally supporters at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at 1431 15th St. in Denver, in a building until recently occupied by a Patagonia outdoor clothing store. Doors open at 11 a.m., his campaign said.
The campaign office he plans to visit in Denver's Lower Downtown neighborhood is one of nine field offices the campaign has opened in recent weeks.
It'll be Bloomberg's second visit to the state since launching his candidacy, following a December event at an Aurora church where he unveiled his agenda to combat gun violence.
After getting into the race in late November, Bloomberg said he would skip the four state contests that kick off the presidential nomination process in February, and instead bank on states that start voting in March, including Colorado.
He's been spending heavily on staff and advertising in Colorado in hopes of prevailing over more than a dozen other Democrats on the primary ballot, including former Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who have been organizing in the state for months.