Tag Archives: Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg Funds $15M Last Minute Ads In TX, OH

The Texas Tribune reports: Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is funding a last-minute ad blitz on behalf of Joe Biden in Texas and Ohio, providing a boost to the former vice president as polls and a flutter of late campaign activity continue to show that the Lone Star State might be in play. A Bloomberg spokesperson told The Texas Tribune on Tuesday …

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Bloomberg Launches Massive $40M Ad Buy In Florida

Politico reports: New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced Friday that he’s blanketing Florida airwaves with a $40 million TV ad buy, the first since he pledged to spend $100 million in the Sunshine State to defeat President Donald Trump. The massive buy, being made through the Bloomberg-funded Independence USA PAC, comes the same week that nearly 5 million vote-by-mail ballots …

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Bloomberg Launches Spanish-Language Ads In Florida

The Washington Post reports: Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg is underwriting the cost of a new $6 million Spanish-language ad campaign focused on Latino voters in Florida, a pair of advocacy groups announced Friday. The campaign, directed by Priorities USA Action and the Latino Victory Fund, will include television and radio ads in the Miami, Orlando and Tampa markets, …

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Florida AG Orders Probe After Bloomberg Helps Felons

NBC News reports: Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody on Wednesday called for an investigation into an effort backed by Mike Bloomberg to help restore the voting rights of thousands of felons ahead of the November election. “Today, I sent a letter to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation into potential violations of election laws,” …

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Bloomberg Raises $16M To Pay “Poll Tax” On FL Felons

Axios reports: Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has raised over $16 million to help felons pay outstanding fines and fees to regain their voting rights in Florida. A 2018 state constitutional amendment in Florida allows for felons who have completed their sentences to regain their right to vote — so long as they’ve also paid back any outstanding fines, fees or restitution. …

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Bloomberg’s “Wall To Wall” Ads Begin In FL [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Mike Bloomberg’s $100 million Florida blitz begins today and will continue “wall to wall” in all 10 TV markets through Election Day, advisers tell me. Why it matters: Bloomberg thinks that Joe Biden putting away Florida is the most feasible way to head off the national chaos we could have if the outcome of Trump v. Biden remained …

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Bloomberg To Spend $100M In Florida To Help Biden

The Washington Post reports: Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg plans to spend at least $100 million in Florida to help elect Democrat Joe Biden, a massive late-stage infusion of cash that could reshape the presidential contest in a costly toss-up state central to President Trump’s reelection hopes. Bloomberg made the decision to focus his final election spending on Florida …

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Trump Rages As Bloomberg Trashes Him In DNC Speech

Time Magazine reports: On the final night of the Democratic National Convention, former mayor of New York City and Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg spoke took aim at Republican President Donald Trump’s business failures, before and during his presidency. “Would you rehire or work for someone who ran your business into the ground?” Bloomberg asked. “Who always does what’s best …

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Bloomberg To Spend $60M On Dem House Candidates

The Washington Post reports: Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg plans to spend $60 million to strengthen the Democratic House majority in November, roughly matching the money he invested in flipping control of the House in 2018, according to a Bloomberg adviser familiar with the plans. The spending will include digital and television ads to defend some of the 20 …

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Bloomberg To Design NY Contact Tracing Program

CNBC reports: Mike Bloomberg, a billionaire philanthropist and former mayor of New York City, will help the state develop and implement an aggressive program to test for Covid-19 and trace people who have had contact with infected individuals, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. Health officials have said that radically increasing the current level of testing, along with tracing and isolating …

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Ex-Campaign Aides Sue Bloomberg For Promised Pay

Politico reports: Former campaign workers for Mike Bloomberg are suing the billionaire former presidential candidate for fraud, alleging in a nationwide class action lawsuit that as many as 2,000 employees were promised to be paid though the general election before he laid them off. Plaintiffs in the class action include two organizers who halted the interview process for other jobs …

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Bloomberg Transfers Campaign Assets To Dem Party

The Washington Post reports: Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg has decided to donate significant components of his shuttered presidential campaign to the Democratic Party, a historic bequest that includes an $18 million cash infusion to organize for the general election in swing states. The decision, which exploits a provision in campaign finance law available only to federal candidates, amounts …

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Bloomberg Donates $2M To Register Black Voters

The Hill reports: Former 2020 Democratic contender Michael Bloomberg gave $2 million to a nonprofit working to registering black voters ahead of November’s general election. The donation was made to Collective Future, which is the nonprofit arm of the Collective, a political action committee dedicated to supporting black candidates nationwide. The group is working to register 500,000 black voters in …

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Biden Endorsed By Bloomberg’s Gun Control Group

The Hill reports: Everytown for Gun Safety endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential primary on Monday. The gun reform group lauded Biden’s record on gun safety, an issue that Biden has used to attack his primary opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Everytown, which was co-founded by Michael Bloomberg, has committed to spending $60 million to elect …

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Bloomberg Issues New #DumpTrump Ad [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Just 36 hours after suspending his campaign for president, Michael Bloomberg is out with a new digital advertisement. This time, it’s not about him. On the heels of announcing plans to start a new organization to elect Democrats in battleground states, Bloomberg released a digital ad targeting Donald Trump. The ad, which shows a mix of clips from …

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Trump Tweets Spaceballs Gif To “Mini Mike” [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump on Thursday struck back at Mike Bloomberg with a parody video clip showing him giving Bloomberg a stiff-arm as the former NYC mayor haplessly flails at the president with a lightsaber. “Mini Mike, you’re easy,” the commander-in-chief tweeted along with the two-second clip, which shows Bloomberg’s head superimposed on an image of …

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Bloomberg Forms Group To Back Dem Nominee

The Washington Post reports: Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has decided to form a new independent expenditure campaign that will absorb hundreds of his presidential campaign staff in six swing states to work to elect the Democratic nominee this fall. The new group, with a name that is still undisclosed because its trademark application is in process, would also …

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BREAKING: Bloomberg Drops Out, Endorses Joe Biden

Axios reports: Michael Bloomberg, who spent hundreds of millions of dollars to self-fund his 2020 presidential run, announced Wednesday that he is suspending his campaign after a poor performance on Super Tuesday. The state of play: Bloomberg opted to skip campaigning in early states, staking his candidacy on a string of Super Tuesday victories to launch him to frontrunner status, …

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Projection: Michael Bloomberg Wins American Samoa

Here’s probably how it happened: American Samoan chief Fa’alagiga Nina Tua’au-Glaude on Monday endorsed Michael Bloomberg for president, a day ahead of the U.S. territory’s Super Tuesday vote. The chief, who was a delegate for President Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, said he believes in Bloomberg’s “message of change for the people of American Samoa.” “I believe in …

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Bloomberg At Fox Town Hall: I’m Not Dropping Out

Politico reports: Yes, he’s a Democrat. No, he shouldn’t drop out. A defiant Mike Bloomberg beat back criticism of himself and his campaign Monday in a Fox News town hall, arguing that he is, indeed, a Democrat and has no reason to follow fellow moderates Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar out of the presidential race. “I am a registered Democrat, …

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