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DNC Overhaul Of Debates Opens Door For Bloomberg

Politico reports: The Democratic National Committee is drastically revising its criteria to participate in primary debates after New Hampshire, doubling the polling threshold and eliminating the individual donor requirement, which could pave the way for former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg to make the stage beginning in mid-February. Candidates will need to earn at least 10 percent in four …

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Bloomberg’s Super Bowl Ad: Emotional Plea On Guns

The New York Times reports: After the dazzle and pop of Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s Super Bowl halftime show this Sunday, Michael R. Bloomberg’s presidential campaign is hoping to “stop people in their tracks” with an emotional ad featuring a mother who lost her son to gun violence. In the minute-long ad, which the campaign released on Thursday, Calandrian Kemp …

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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser To Endorse Bloomberg

The Washington Post reports: D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser is to endorse Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg during a joint appearance Thursday afternoon in the District, according to the Bloomberg campaign. Bloomberg, New York’s former three-term mayor, is to deliver a speech outlining his plan to create affordable housing and ease the homeless crisis that is posing challenges for large …

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Bloomberg Does Weird Big Gay Ice Cream Promo

The Washington Examiner reports: Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 campaign released a 10-second ad in which the former New York City mayor declared, “Big Gay Ice Cream is the best!” “Where’s my ice cream? Ah, thank you,” Bloomberg said in the ad, which was shared on Twitter Tuesday night. After a staffer handed him a carton of ice cream, the 2020 Democrat …

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Bloomberg Endorses Statehood For Puerto Rico

The Miami Herald reports: Most Democrats running for president have tip-toed around the issue of Puerto Rican statehood, saying they want Puerto Ricans to decide whether or not the U.S. territory becomes the country’s 51st state. But Michael Bloomberg is going further. The former New York mayor and 2020 presidential candidate broke with most of the Democrats vying for the …

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Trump Gets Triggered By Bloomberg Ad On Fox News

The New York Times reports: For weeks, President Trump’s advisers have urged him to ignore Michael R. Bloomberg’s nationally televised needling, warning him that it would only help the low-polling late entrant to the Democratic presidential primary by elevating his standing. Mr. Trump heeded the counsel for a while, according to several of his allies, even as he repeatedly expressed …

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San Francisco Mayor London Breed Backs Bloomberg

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: San Francisco Mayor London Breed endorsed Mike Bloomberg for the Democratic presidential nomination, boosting the billionaire’s chances in a delegate-rich state where he got off to a late start but is now spending millions to try to win. Breed, who will chair African Americans for Mike, said in a statement that she was backing Bloomberg …

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Warren Calls On Bloomberg To Divest Of News Division

Bloomberg News reports: Elizabeth Warren called on fellow Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg to divest from the news division of his company “so there’s no question about his influence” over its coverage of 2020 candidates. “If Michael Bloomberg wants to be the Democratic nominee, he should let reporters do their jobs and report on him, and everyone else, as they …

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Bloomberg’s Spending Tops Quarter-Billion, 5X Trump

Yahoo Finance reports: Michael Bloomberg has spent more than a quarter billion dollars on political advertising since joining the Democratic presidential race, far outpacing all other candidates. Bloomberg’s presidential campaign has spent $209.3 million on broadcast television time, $13.7 million on cable, $1.1 million on radio and $27.2 million on digital. The former New York mayor has spent $116 million …

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Bloomberg’s Big Spending Hikes Ad Rates For Others

Politico reports: Michael Bloomberg’s big-spending, shock-and-awe TV ad campaign has made politicking more expensive for everyone from his 2020 rivals to Senate, House and state legislative candidates around the country. Eight weeks into his presidential campaign, Bloomberg has already spent more money on advertising — $248 million — than most candidates could spend in years. That amount has squeezed TV …

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Bloomberg Plan: All New Cars Electric By Year 2035

From Bloomberg’s just-out transportation plan: Mike will electrify all new cars by 2035 and make sure electric vehicles are affordable and convenient for families of all income levels. ​Mike will reinstate the federal gas mileage and pollution standards for passenger cars and trucks, and put in place an aggressive schedule to put the U.S. on pace to make 100% of …

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Bloomberg Campaign Trolls Throughout Dem Debate

The Insider reports: Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wasn’t on stage at the seventh Democratic presidential debate in Iowa on Tuesday. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t make a splash. Bloomberg’s campaign, which kicked off in November, was quite active on Twitter. While the six candidates on stage in Iowa duked it out over issues like healthcare, foreign policy, …

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Bloomberg Lands First Endorsement From Congress

Reuters reports: Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg won his first endorsement from a member of Congress on Monday with the backing of fellow New Yorker U.S. Representative Max Rose. Rose is a veteran who was elected in 2018 to represent parts of NYC including Staten Island, typically a Republican stronghold . Rose said Bloomberg took over as mayor of New …

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Trump Lies About Obamacare In Attack On Bloomberg

From the far-right Washington Times: President Trump on Monday falsely claimed that he preserved a part of Obamacare that allows sicker Americans to buy insurance in the individual market without paying more than healthy people. The claim was part of a pair of tweets aimed at Mike Bloomberg, a potential 2020 rival who is running ads that attack Mr. Trump …

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Bloomberg: I’m Spending All My Money To Beat Trump

Reuters reports: Michael Bloomberg told Reuters he is ready to spend much of his vast fortune to oust Republican President Donald Trump from the White House in 2020, rejecting criticism from rivals for the Democratic nomination that the billionaire is trying to buy the U.S. election. “Number one priority is to get rid of Donald Trump. I’m spending all my …

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TEXAS: Armed Trump Cultists Protest Outside “Day One” Launch Of Michael Bloomberg’s Bus Tour [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: Mike Bloomberg slammed President Trump – as well as his Democratic rivals – Saturday as he kicked off what he called “Day One” of his run for the White House. “Unlike everyone else in this race, I think what’s important is beating Donald Trump,” he told about 45 supporters at a restaurant in San Antonio. …

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Bloomberg’s “Army” To Support Nominee If He Loses

NBC News reports: Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s massive campaign apparatus and an army of some 500 staffers will march on through the general election in November even if he loses the Democratic nomination, campaign officials tell NBC News, shifting their efforts toward working to elect whomever the party selects to face President Donald Trump. Bloomberg’s vast tech operation …

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Bloomberg To Speak At Abrams’ Voting Rights Summit

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: White House hopeful Mike Bloomberg will take part in a voting rights summit in Atlanta on Friday organized by the group Stacey Abrams launched after her 2018 campaign for governor. The former New York mayor will join Abrams at the invite-only event launched by Fair Fight 2020. State Sen. Nikema Williams, chairwoman of the state Democratic …

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Bloomberg Under Fire For Shrugging Off Debates

Politico reports: Mike Bloomberg is starting to take heat from Democratic rivals for running an imperial campaign: Using his personal fortune to finance an infinite stream of TV ads while refusing to engage his opponents and defend his record on a live debate stage. To that he says: Too bad. At a campaign stop here, the former New York mayor …

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Bloomberg Preps For Super Tuesday With 500 Hires

NBC News reports: Michael Bloomberg is wasting no time building out his campaign’s ground game, with 500 organizers and staff in more than 30 states, including all 14 of the delegate-rich Super Tuesday states, his campaign told NBC News. The ramp-up — both in staff and in spending on TV ads — has been quick. Just six weeks after he …

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