Tag Archives: Michael Bloomberg

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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Bloomberg Blames Sanders In New Wave Of Vandalism

Michigan Live reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg is blaming primary opponent Bernie Sanders for inspiring a string of vandalism at Bloomberg’s campaign offices in Michigan and other states. The Bloomberg campaign shared images showing graffiti spray-painted on the window of its Ann Arbor field office and a sign placed on another office in Flint this month. Bloomberg Campaign Manager …

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Clint Eastwood Ditches Trump For Michael Bloomberg

Variety reports: Longtime Republican Clint Eastwood is pulling support from Donald Trump in the 2020 election. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the actor-director signaled that he thinks a different candidate would be the better choice. “The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there,” he said. After endorsing Mitt Romney and famously delivering …

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Twitter Bans Dozens of Pro-Bloomberg Spam Accounts

The Hill reports: Twitter announced Friday night that it is suspending 70 accounts that posted content supporting Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign, saying the messages violated its company rules. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, has launched an expansive social media campaign to buoy his White House bid. One prong of the strategy involves hiring temporary employees to launch …

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Bloomberg Releases Complaining Staffers From NDAs

NBC News reports: Mike Bloomberg said Friday his company would release from nondisclosure agreements three women who complained about inappropriate comments they said he made, two days after he was pressed to do so by Elizabeth Warren during the Democratic debate. “Bloomberg LP has identified 3 NDAs signed over the past 30+ years with women to address complaints about comments …

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National Poll: Sanders +11 Over Biden, Bloomberg Dips

Just in via Morning Consult: A series of sustained attacks on former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg during Wednesday’s presidential debate in Las Vegas has dented his standing with Democratic primary voters, blunting the billionaire’s momentum and dropping him below former Vice President Joe Biden in nationwide polling. The downward movement included 4-point drops among liberals (to 13 percent) …

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Bloomberg Team Accuses Sanders Backers Of Vandalism

The Hill reports: Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign called out Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign after its Knoxville, Tenn., office was vandalized, saying the incident was reminiscent of language used by Sanders and his supporters. “This latest incident at our Knoxville campaign office is exactly what we’ve been warning about. We don’t know who is …

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Bloomberg Campaign Spending Nearing Half Billion

Reuters reports: Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s campaign spent $409 million through January, with most of the money funding a TV advertising blitz, according to campaign disclosures filed on Thursday. The spending, reported in a disclosure filed with the Federal Election Commission, showed outlays at historic levels for the early stages of the nomination contest to take on Republican President …

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Bloomberg Struggles Under Debate Fire From All Sides

The New York Times reports: Mike Bloomberg has spent over $400 million during his ascent in the polls for the Democratic nomination. But money apparently couldn’t save the billionaire from a widely panned performance at last night’s presidential debate. It was like “the gap between an influencer marketing campaign and putting an actual product in front of reviewers,” as Nilay …

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Sanders Spox Claims Bloomberg Has Had Heart Attacks

The Week reports: Bloomberg disclosed his 2000 heart operation for the first time in 2007. In December, he released a letter from his longtime physician, Dr. Stephen Sisson at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, attesting that Bloomberg is “in outstanding health,” though he developed an irregular heartbeat called an “atrial fibrillation” last year and is treating it with blood thinners. Bloomberg …

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Bloomberg To Sell Company If Elected, Campaign Says

The Associated Press reports: Mike Bloomberg would sell the financial data and media company he created in the 1980s — which bears his name and made him a multibillionaire — if he is elected U.S. president, a top adviser said Tuesday. Bloomberg would put Bloomberg LP into a blind trust, and the trustee would then sell the company, adviser Tim …

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