Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Wednesday morning

Bloomberg a Democrat again; Shares of Papa John's up on takeover reports; Trump's latest attack line.

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Photo credit: Getty Images

Cue the "he’s running" meme. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg posted on Instagram on Wednesday morning that he’s re-registered as a Democrat. Bloomberg, who’s also run for office as a Republican and independent, is said to be seriously considering a presidential bid as a Democrat.

Investors like the whiff they’ve gotten of Papa John’s possibly being taken private by Trian Fund Management, which also owns 13% of Wendy’s. Shares of Papa John’s were up 8% on Tuesday following a report by The Wall Street Journal about the potential takeover. In its latest advertising campaign, the pizza chain is trying to shift focus away from founder and longtime face of the brand, John Schnatter.

Watch this space: Colin Kaepernick is scheduled to appear at a Harvard University event on Thursday honoring contributions to black culture and history, but the former San Francisco 49er has requested that the media not report on his remarks. Kaepernick was also one of the faces of Nike’s Just Do It 30th anniversary campaign that launched last month.

President Donald Trump’s latest pre-midterm attack line is that Democrats are an "angry mob" incapable of governing. Trump made the remarks at an Iowa rally that also featured "lock her up" chants, this time directed at Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

SoftBank is mulling a majority stake in shared office space brand WeWork. An investment of between $15 billion and $20 billion could come from SoftBank’s Vision Fund, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.

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