Tag Archives: Michael Bloomberg

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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Bloomberg: 2400 Events, 30 States Pre-Super Tuesday

ABC News reports: Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s campaign on Saturday will begin a massive voter outreach push, with plans to hold more than 2,400 events across 30 states ahead of Super Tuesday, ABC News has learned. The mobilization drive, beginning as the rest of the Democratic field remained focused on the South Carolina primary, is a show …

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Bloomberg Gave PR Help To Sackler Opioids Family

ProPublica reports: Previously undisclosed emails, including some filed in lawsuits against Purdue and others provided by sources, reveal a little-known relationship, forged in part by mutual philanthropic interests, between the Sacklers and Michael Bloomberg. They show that when the Sacklers were facing critical media coverage, they looked to Bloomberg and his news and philanthropic organizations for help. Bloomberg advised Mortimer …

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Bloomberg: I’m In “Right To The Bitter End” Unless Bernie Sanders Happens To Get The Majority [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Billionaire Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg said Thursday he will stay in the presidential race “right to the bitter end” as long as he’s got a chance at winning the nomination. In an interview with NBC News’ Kasie Hunt, Bloomberg said “as long as you have a chance of winning,” he would “absolutely” stay in the race. …

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REPORT: Bloomberg Camp Pitched Yang For VP Slot

The Wall Street Journal reports: Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign has made overtures to Democrat Andrew Yang, courting the former candidate’s endorsement and floating the possibility of Mr. Yang becoming his running mate, according to two people familiar with the discussions. Bloomberg, a latecomer to the race, hasn’t been on any of the ballots in the first three primaries and won’t …

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Bloomberg Discloses Heart Info, Asks Sanders For Same

CNN reports: Michael Bloomberg’s campaign disclosed new information on Thursday about the health of the presidential candidate’s heart, and called on Bernie Sanders, who suffered a heart attack last year, to release the same data — a clear attempt to bring the issue of the Democratic frontrunner’s health to the forefront in the 2020 race for the White House. Bloomberg’s …

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Bloomberg Falsely Claims He “Cut Back” Stop-And-Frisk

NBC News reports: Bloomberg again claimed that he reined in the use of stop-and-frisk after it got “out of control” when he was mayor of New York. “We let it get out of control, and when I realized that, I cut it back by 95 percent, and I’ve apologized and asked for forgiveness,” he said. This is still a false …

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Sanders Rejects Bloomberg’s Help In General Election

NBC News reports: A top adviser said Bernie Sanders would reject an offer from Mike Bloomberg to spend heavily on his behalf in the general election if Sanders wins the Democratic presidential nomination. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York who is running against Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont, in the Democratic primary campaign, has said he would …

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Dems Shoot Down Claims About Debate Ticket Prices

The Washington Examiner reports: Social media users, news outlets, and Bernie Sanders himself parroted false reports that those in the Democratic presidential debate audience paid thousands of dollars per ticket after the crowd seemed noticeably hostile towards Sanders. The debate audience at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina on Tuesday was noticeably friendlier to candidates like former New York …

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Bloomberg: Sanders Nomination Would Imperil House

The Hill reports: Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s campaign says it has been sharing internal polling data with vulnerable House Democrats about how nominating Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would jeopardize their majority. The Bloomberg campaign polled voter sentiments in the 42 districts where members are in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) “Frontline” program that defends incumbents in …

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