Loading...

Michael Bloomberg Plans New Entity to Boost Biden and Defeat Trump

Michael Bloomberg Plans New Entity to Boost Biden and Defeat Trump

Michael Bloomberg plans a new organization with offices in six battleground states to help Joe Biden beat Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination and then defeat President Donald Trump in November, his campaign said this week.

The new entity will also work to elect Democrats in races for Congress and state seats.

The name, budget and scope of the effort is still being formed but will absorb field offices that Bloomberg opened in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, a Bloomberg campaign aide said on condition of anonymity.

(Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.)

The Washington Post first reported the details of Bloomberg’s plans after he ended his presidential bid Wednesday after failing to win enough delegates on Super Tuesday to have a viable path to the party’s nomination.

Hawkfish LLC, the ad tech startup that Bloomberg founded to help counter Republicans’ digital efforts and served as his campaign’s primary digital agency, will continue to exist as a separate entity, the aide said.

The new organization cannot consult with a candidate or with the Democratic National Committee for spending decisions. It also can’t share employees with a campaign or use common vendors that could share information on the candidate’s plans.

Bloomberg had pledged to put the formidable infrastructure he built for his campaign in key states at the service of whoever wins the Democratic nomination to beat Trump in November. As he left the race, the former New York mayor endorsed Biden and said he would work to get him elected.

“I will not walk away from the most important political fight of my life, and I hope you won’t walk away either,” Bloomberg said in an emotional speech to campaign staff and supporters.

Bloomberg’s campaign manager Kevin Sheekey said on MSNBC Wednesday that the campaign would continue to air anti-Trump ads, and he wouldn’t rule out running primary ads against Sanders. Bloomberg has said he thinks Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, would lose to Trump and take down-ballot Democrats with him if won the nomination.

———

With assistance from Bill Allison.

———

©2020 Bloomberg News

Visit Bloomberg News at www.bloomberg.com

Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

In The News

Health

Voting

2020 Elections

September 23, 2022
by Tom Ramstack
State Attorneys General Face Ethics Complaint for Supporting Trump’s Election Fraud Claims

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s mounting legal problems are spreading this week to pull in state attorneys general who supported him... Read More

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s mounting legal problems are spreading this week to pull in state attorneys general who supported him in his failed effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The legal watchdog group The 65 Project filed complaints against 15 state attorneys general Wednesday to... Read More

August 16, 2022
by Dan McCue
AG to Appoint Election Monitor to Oversee Upcoming New Hampshire Primary

CONCORD, N.H. — State Attorney General John Formella announced Tuesday that he will appoint an election monitor to oversee the... Read More

CONCORD, N.H. — State Attorney General John Formella announced Tuesday that he will appoint an election monitor to oversee the state’s Sept. 13 primary elections after an investigation revealed a pattern of apparent mistakes made in past contests. The events that led to the decision mostly... Read More

Giuliani Targeted in Criminal Probe of 2020 Election

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is a target of the criminal investigation into possible illegal attempts by then-President Donald Trump and others... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is a target of the criminal investigation into possible illegal attempts by then-President Donald Trump and others to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia, prosecutors informed attorneys for the former New York mayor on Monday. The revelation that Giuliani, an outspoken... Read More

July 15, 2022
by Dan McCue
Gmail Users Widely Pan Proposal to Let Political Ads Bypass Spam Filters

WASHINGTON — The ultimate verdict — a final decision by the Federal Election Commission — may not be out, but... Read More

WASHINGTON — The ultimate verdict — a final decision by the Federal Election Commission — may not be out, but a lengthy document released by the agency Thursday evening suggests a vast number of Gmail users are dead set against the tech giant allowing political ads... Read More

June 21, 2022
by Tom Ramstack
House Hearing Shows Trump Pressured State Election Officials

WASHINGTON — The House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6, Attack on the U.S. Capitol held its fourth hearing... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6, Attack on the U.S. Capitol held its fourth hearing Tuesday, this time revealing new evidence former President Donald Trump exerted possible illegal influence on state and federal officials to overturn the 2020 election. Other evidence... Read More

Greene Seat, Two Democratic Primaries Among Top US House Races

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the last anti-abortion Democrats in Congress is in a primary runoff in Texas to hold on to... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the last anti-abortion Democrats in Congress is in a primary runoff in Texas to hold on to his seat. In suburban Atlanta, two Democratic congresswomen are vying for the same House seat after Georgia's Republican-dominated Legislature tinkered with their maps. And in northwest Georgia, far-right Rep.... Read More

News From The Well