Tag Archives: Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg Apologizes For Stop-And-Frisk Policy

The New York Times reports: Ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York reversed his longstanding support of the aggressive “stop-and-frisk” policing strategy that he pursued for a decade and that led to the disproportionate stopping of black and Latino people across the city. “I was wrong,” Mr. Bloomberg declared. “And I am …

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Bloomberg To Spend $100 Million On Anti-Trump Ads

The Associated Press reports: New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who is deciding whether to launch a Democratic presidential bid, is pouring $100 million into an online advertising campaign attacking President Donald Trump. The campaign, which targets voters in four general election battleground states — Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — begins running on Friday, according to Bloomberg spokesman Jason Schechter. …

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Bloomberg Won’t File For New Hampshire Primary

The Associated Press reports: Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may be weighing a run for president, but he won’t be on the ballot in the New Hampshire primary. Bloomberg’s team says the billionaire media mogul will not file in the state ahead of a Friday deadline to get on the ballot. Bloomberg is still deciding whether to launch …

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Bill De Blasio Trashes Bloomberg’s Possible WH Bid

Politico reports: Mayor Bill de Blasio panned former Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s potential run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, calling his predecessor “a billionaire who epitomizes the status quo.” De Blasio has already run and folded his own campaign for the Democratic nomination, which never found much support among voters. The current mayor, who won his office in 2013 largely …

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George Conway: Bloomberg Should Just Buy Fox News

Newsweek reports: George Conway, along with several other Twitter commenters, claimed a potential acquisition of Fox News would make a huge impact in the upcoming election, and billionaire Michael Bloomberg was just the person capable of taking over the news network. In a tweet on Friday, Tom Wright, a senior fellow at The Brookings Institute, suggested Bloomberg, who already owns …

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4% Of Primary Voters Say Bloomberg Is Top Choice

The Morning Consult reports: A sliver of the Democratic electorate is ready for the presidential candidacy of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, according to a new Morning Consult poll, which found him to be as competitive as the party’s current top candidates against President Donald Trump in a hypothetical matchup. According to the Nov. 8 poll, 4 percent …

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Bernie Slams “Arrogant Billionaire” Bloomberg [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took a break from campaigning throughout Iowa on Saturday to join ABC News for a wide-ranging interview that included sharp words for a potential rival. The senator and the representative each criticized former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who’s now considering his own 2020 bid. “That is …

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ALABAMA: Bloomberg Barely Makes Filing Deadline

The Montgomery Advertiser reports: Presidential candidates rarely begin their campaigns in Alabama, but in Michael Bloomberg’s case, the calendar forced him to do so. The former New York City mayor Friday filed to run in the Democratic presidential primary in March, marking a late entry into an already crowded field. Friday was the deadline for Democratic candidates to qualify. Bloomberg, …

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Trump: “Little Michael” Bloomberg Just Is A Nothing

“There’s nobody I’d rather run against than Little Michael. I‘ve known Michael Bloomberg for a long time. He said a lot of great things about Trump. But I know Michael. He became just a nothing. He’s not going to do well, but I think he’s going to hurt Biden, actually. But he doesn’t have the magic to do well. “He’ll …

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Billionaire Bloomberg Will Spend “Whatever It Takes”

Axios reports: Mike Bloomberg is jumping into the Democratic presidential race because he believes that Joe Biden is fading, opening the moderate lane next to Elizabeth Warren, sources close to the former New York mayor tell Axios. “Mike will spend whatever it takes to defeat Donald Trump,” a Bloomberg source said. “The nation is about to see a very different …

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Elizabeth Warren Shades Bloomberg’s Entry Into Race

The Hill reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) welcomed billionaire Michael Bloomberg to the Democratic primary race by referring him to her newly launched “Calculator for Billionaires.” Welcome to the race, @MikeBloomberg!” Warren tweeted Thursday evening. If you’re looking for policy plans that will make a huge difference for working people and which are very popular, start here.” Attached to the …

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Bloomberg To File For Alabama Presidential Primary

The New York Times reports: Michael R. Bloomberg is actively preparing to enter the Democratic presidential primary and is expected to file paperwork this week designating himself as a candidate in at least one state with an early filing deadline, people briefed on Mr. Bloomberg’s plans said. Mr. Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor and billionaire businessman, has been …

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REPORT: Bloomberg Telling Allies He Still Might Run

CNBC reports: Mike Bloomberg might end up running for president, after all. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York, has indicated to associates in recent weeks that Joe Biden’s recent struggles against Sen. Elizabeth Warren are making him rethink his decision to stay out of the 2020 Democratic primary. That’s according to people familiar with the discussions who spoke …

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Bloomberg: It Seems Trump Wants To Be Impeached

From an op-ed published today by Michael Bloomberg: One could be forgiven for thinking that President Donald Trump wants to be impeached. On Thursday, on live television in front of the White House, Trump reiterated his call for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, his leading rival in the 2020 election. He then invited China to do the …

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REPORT: Bloomberg Might Launch 2020 Bid After All

Mike Allen reports at Axios: Michael Bloomberg might still run for president in 2020, especially if former Vice President Joe Biden winds up not getting in, according to people who have discussed the matter with the former New York mayor. These people tell me that Bloomberg, 77, who announced March 5 that he wouldn’t run, might reconsider if a centrist …

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BREAKING: Bloomberg Will Not Run For President

The New York Times reports: Michael R. Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor who joined the Democratic Party last year to crusade against President Trump, has decided not to challenge Mr. Trump as a candidate in the 2020 election. Rather than entering the race himself, Mr. Bloomberg intends to plow his political energy and immense personal fortune into other …

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Billionaire Warren Buffett Backs Billionaire Bloomberg

CNBC reports: Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett told CNBC on Monday that he would support fellow billionaire and former three-term New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg for president. “If Mike Bloomberg announced tomorrow that he was a candidate, I would say I’m for him,” Buffett told Becky Quick in a “Squawk Box” Interview from Omaha, Nebraska. “I think he …

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Michael Bloomberg Ready To Spend $500M On 2020

Politico reports: Billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg is preparing to spend at least $500 million from his own pocket to deny President Trump a second term, according to Democratic operatives briefed on his plans. Bloomberg has not yet announced whether he will run in the Democratic primary. If he runs, he will use that half-billion-dollar stake — roughly $175 million more …

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2020 Hint: Bloomberg Talks Importance Of Compromise

The Washington Post reports: Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City who is considering a presidential run, appeared before reporters in Annapolis on Tuesday to chide Washington over the government shutdown and talk about the importance of compromise. “You can’t be an absolutist . . . life is much more complex than that,” he said. “You want to …

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Bloomberg Ready To Spend $100M+ On 2020 WH Bid

CNBC reports: Billionaire Mike Bloomberg is prepared to spend well over the $100 million he put into his last campaign for New York City mayor if he runs for president in 2020. And he does not plan to accept any outside money from political action committees if he jumps into the race, CNBC has learned. Howard Wolfson, Bloomberg’s top political …

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