Tag Archives: Michael Bloomberg

Judge Judy Stars In New Bloomberg Ad [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Mike Bloomberg just released a new campaign ad featuring the most trusted jurist in America. It’s not the Chief Justice, but — for a billionaire candidate who needs to connect with working class voters — someone much better: Judith Sheindlin, known in most homes as TV’s “Judge Judy.” Celebrity endorsements are a well-worn part of politics, of …

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Bloomberg Ties Warren For Third In New National Poll

The Hill reports: Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg saw a 6-point bump in the latest Hill-HarrisX survey of the Democratic presidential primary. The nationwide poll, which was released Friday, shows Bloomberg up from 5 percent to 11 percent support for the nomination nationally. The former New York City mayor is now in a dead heat for third place …

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Bloomberg Declines To File For Nevada Caucus

Reuters reports: Nevada Democrats will not be able to caucus for Michael Bloomberg next month. The former New York City mayor and Democratic presidential candidate failed to file with the Nevada State Democratic Party by a Jan. 1 deadline, the party announced Thursday morning. Bloomberg is intending to bypass the four early voting states, including Nevada, which will be third …

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Bloomberg Tech Firm Told Recruits They’d Work For DNC

CNBC reports: During the week Mike Bloomberg announced his run for president in November, a technology company he founded was reaching out to potential recruits through an outside firm, saying it would be the “primary platform” for the Democratic National Committee. But the claim wasn’t true. The firm, Hawkfish LLC, is the main digital agency and technology service for the …

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Bloomberg Moves Campaign HQ To Times Square

Politico reports: Mike Bloomberg’s rapidly expanding presidential campaign is moving to Times Square, setting up its headquarters at the old New York Times building on West 43rd Street. The relocation — from the building that historically housed Bloomberg Philanthropies — comes as the billionaire self-funder and former New York mayor’s campaign pushes past 300 staffers at his headquarters and more …

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REPORT: Bloomberg Has Already Spent $120M On Ads

Reuters reports: Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has reportedly spent about $120 million in digital and television ads since joining the presidential race last month. The billionaire candidate is targeting large Super Tuesday states such as California and Texas, spending more than $13 million in each of those states. Bloomberg has already outspent all of his competitors. Billionaire Tom Steyer …

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Bloomberg Used Prisoner Labor For Phone Calls

Reuters reports: Billionaire U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday said his campaign had unknowingly used prison workers to make telephone calls on his behalf. Bloomberg, who last month entered the Democratic Party race to face Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election, said the campaign had ended its relationship with a company that used prison labor for …

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Bloomberg Pouring Millions Into His New Tech Firm

CNBC reports: Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is pouring tens of millions of dollars from his vast personal fortune into his campaign. A piece of it is going to an unknown digital business called Hawkfish — which Bloomberg himself founded during the spring. Hawkfish will be the “primary digital agency and technology services provider for the campaign,” Julie Wood, a Bloomberg …

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Former Philly Mayor To Chair Bloomberg Campaign

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Two former big-city mayors named Michael will be hitting the 2020 campaign trail together. Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will be national political chair of billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential campaign, Nutter said today — a prominent addition to the growing network of mayors who support Bloomberg’s late entry into the Democratic race. To date, Bloomberg, …

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Billionaire Bloomberg Pledges “War On Poverty”

The Associated Press reports: Michael Bloomberg took his Democratic presidential campaign to California on Wednesday, pledging to launch a “war on poverty” at an event in a city once known as the nation’s foreclosure capital. “As president, my job will be to move all Americans ahead, and that includes committing our country to new and innovative ways to combat poverty. …

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Vulnerable House Dems To Get $10M From Bloomberg

Reuters reports: Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg will donate $10 million Thursday to defend vulnerable Democratic House members against paid Republican attacks on their support for impeachment proceedings against President Trump. The money, which is meant to even an arms race on the 2020 congressional battlefield, was cheered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who has been fielding concerns from some …

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Right Wing Media Group Files FEC Complaint Against Bloomberg News Over Pullback On Dem Candidates

Just in via press release: On Monday, The Media Research Center (MRC) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against Bloomberg LP, the owner of Bloomberg News, Michael Bloomberg and Mike Bloomberg 2020, Inc. The complaint maintains that the policy adopted by Bloomberg News to omit investigating Mike Bloomberg and the other Democratic presidential candidates while continuing to …

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Bloomberg Unveils Sweeping Plan For Gun Control

The Associated Press reports: Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg unveiled a gun control policy on Thursday just steps from the site of one of Colorado’s worst mass shootings, calling for a ban on all assault weapons, mandatory permits for gun purchasers and a new position in the White House to coordinate gun violence prevention. “I’ve been all in on the …

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Trump Attacks “Mini Mike Bloomberg” And NYT

There’s just no end to the infantile name-calling: President Trump on Monday ripped Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg and his eponymous news outlet hours after his campaign said it would not credential reporters from Bloomberg News at future events. “Mini Mike Bloomberg has instructed his third rate news organization not to investigate him or any Democrat, but to go after …

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Billionaires Already Have Outspent All Dems Combined

Axios reports: The 2020 campaigns of the three billionaires running for president next year have collectively spent about two-thirds of all ad dollars so far. Why it matters: Self-funded billionaires like former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg are trouncing candidates like Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, who are getting most of their …

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Bloomberg: I’ve Got The Money To Get Things Done

The New York Times reports: The most consistent theme of the day, from the moment Mr. Bloomberg entered the casual D’Egg Diner, painted in subdued orange and off-white, was the financial firepower he has brought to the Democratic Party and some of its favorite causes. In his remarks to the news media, Mr. Bloomberg invoked his record as mayor and …

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Bernie On Bloomberg: Billionaires Won’t Get Very Far

CNN reports: “We do not believe that billionaires have the right to buy elections, and that is why we are going to overturn Citizens United, that is why multi-billionaires like Mr. Bloomberg are not going to get very far in this election, that is why we are going to end voter suppression in America,” Sanders said during a town hall …

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Warren Bashes Bloomberg: Billionaires Get To Have More Everything But They Don’t Get More Democracy

“I understand rich people are going to have more shoes of the rest of us.  They’re going to have more cars than the rest of us. They’re going to have more houses. But they don’t get a bigger share of democracy. Especially in a Democratic primary. “We need to be doing the face-to-face work that lifts every voice. That’s how …

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Bloomberg News Won’t “Investigate” Any 2020 Dems

The Associated Press reports: With Michael Bloomberg now running for president, the news service that bears his name said Sunday it will not “investigate” him or any of his Democratic rivals, and Bloomberg Opinion will no longer run unsigned editorials. Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait announced the new rules in a note to his news organization’s 2,700 journalists and analysts Sunday, …

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Michael Bloomberg Formally Enters Presidential Race

NBC News reports: Michael R. Bloomberg announced on Sunday that he would run for president in 2020, bringing his enormous wealth and eclectic political biography into the tumultuous Democratic primary and seeking to win over skeptical liberal voters by presenting himself as a multibillion-dollar threat to President Trump. Mr. Bloomberg, a former Republican who has expressed reservations about his adopted …

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