Michael Bloomberg Commits $4 Million to Biden’s Ground Game in Florida
Political News
Michael Bloomberg Commits $4 Million to Biden’s Ground Game in Florida

MIAMI — Joe Biden’s ground game in Florida is getting a jolt from billionaire Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg told the Miami Herald on Monday that he’s giving $4 million to get-out-the-vote efforts on behalf of the Democratic presidential nominee in the... Read More

Bloomberg Makes Initial Ad Buy in Florida
2020 Elections
Bloomberg Makes Initial Ad Buy in Florida

WASHINGTON — Michael Bloomberg is starting to put his money where his mouth is. Aides to the Democratic billionaire said Thursday that Bloomberg will spend $5.4 million on a weeklong TV ad campaign in Florida, part of his pledge to... Read More

Billionaires’ Political Spending Grew 37-Fold in 10 Years
Campaign Finance
Billionaires’ Political Spending Grew 37-Fold in 10 Years

WASHINGTON — Billionaires gave 37 times as much in political contributions in the last election as they did 10 years earlier, according to a new study. During the 2018 election cycle, billionaires gave $611 million, up from $17 million in... Read More

Michael Bloomberg Plans New Entity to Boost Biden and Defeat Trump
2020 Elections
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... Read More

Michael Bloomberg Reportedly Reaches Out to Andrew Yang as Possible Running Mate
2020 Elections
Michael Bloomberg Reportedly Reaches Out to Andrew Yang as Possible Running Mate

NEW YORK — Michael Bloomberg’s campaign has reportedly reached out to Andrew Yang in hopes of winning the failed presidential candidate’s endorsement — and has even “floated the possibility” of naming Yang as his running mate. The billionaire ex-mayor’s aides... Read More

Bloomberg to Join Democratic Presidential Contenders at Wednesday’s Debate
2020 Elections
Bloomberg to Join Democratic Presidential Contenders at Wednesday’s Debate
2020-02-18 15:13:24
by Dan McCue

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has qualified for Wednesday night's presidential candidate debate, the first time the billionaire will appear onstage with his Democratic rivals. A national poll from NPR, PBS NewsHour and Marist released on Tuesday morning... Read More

Bloomberg Drops $124 Million in Super Tuesday States
2020 Elections
Bloomberg Drops $124 Million in Super Tuesday States

DENVER — Democratic presidential candidate Michael R. Bloomberg has spent more than $124 million on advertising in the 14 Super Tuesday states, well over 10 times what his top rivals have put into the contests that yield the biggest trove... Read More

2020ers Look to Super Tuesday Even as 2 Other States Loom
2020 Elections
2020ers Look to Super Tuesday Even as 2 Other States Loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada votes next and then South Carolina. But top Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination are already looking ahead to the biggest prize on the primary calendar: Super Tuesday, the slate of contests when more than... Read More

Klobuchar Prevails In Early Voting in New Hampshire
2020 Elections
Klobuchar Prevails In Early Voting in New Hampshire
2020-02-11 18:56:44
by Dan McCue

Voting is still underway in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary, but in two of three locations that voted at midnight, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., emerged as the clear winner. In Hart's Location in Carroll County, N.H., Klobuchar received six votes. Massachusetts... Read More

DNC Overhauls Debate Requirements, Opening Door for Bloomberg
2020 Elections
DNC Overhauls Debate Requirements, Opening Door for Bloomberg
2020-01-31 21:29:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee on Friday eliminated a qualifying fundraising requirement for a February debate in Las Vegas, potentially paving  the way for Michael Bloomberg to appear on the debate stage for the first time. The debate is... Read More

New Poll Finds Race for Democratic Nomination in Pennsylvania is Tightening
Opinion Polls
New Poll Finds Race for Democratic Nomination in Pennsylvania is Tightening
2020-01-30 16:49:21
by Dan McCue

Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to be the top choice for president among Pennsylvania voters, a new Franklin & Marshall College Poll finds, but the race for the Democratic nomination is tightening. At the same time, the poll released... Read More

Buttigieg Tells Conference America Would Be Better Governed With 'A Mayor's Eye View'
2020 Elections
Buttigieg Tells Conference America Would Be Better Governed With 'A Mayor's Eye View'
2020-01-24 16:43:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A year to the day after ushering reporters into a windowless conference room at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting here to announce his seemingly unlikely bid for the White House, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg returned... Read More

Bloomberg Vows to Get Feds Out of the Way of Local Infrastructure Projects
2020 Elections
Bloomberg Vows to Get Feds Out of the Way of Local Infrastructure Projects
2020-01-23 18:26:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Speaking before the U.S. Conference of Mayors Wednesday, former New York City mayor and current Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg promised local leaders will always have "a seat at the table" if he is elected president. Particularly when... Read More

Bloomberg and Trump Campaigns Dish Out $10 Million Each on Super Bowl Ads
Political News
Bloomberg and Trump Campaigns Dish Out $10 Million Each on Super Bowl Ads

A couple of ultrawealthy New Yorkers are trying to turn the 2020 campaign into an expensive game of political football. The Trump and Bloomberg campaigns announced Tuesday they’re dishing out $10 million each on 60-second ads to be aired at... Read More

California Looks at Billionaire Michael Bloomberg With Skepticism and Indifference
2020 Elections
California Looks at Billionaire Michael Bloomberg With Skepticism and Indifference

SAN FRANCISCO — Richard Springwater was out gathering provisions for a Thanksgiving feast — 20 people, he’ll bake, his wife will cook — when he paused near the city’s waterfront to consider Michael R. Bloomberg and his money-gushing run for... Read More

Michael Bloomberg Joins Democrats’ 2020 Race for President
2020 Elections
Michael Bloomberg Joins Democrats’ 2020 Race for President

Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg joined the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday, adding new uncertainty to the party’s already unsettled contest to pick President Trump’s challenger in 2020. After more than a... Read More

Michael Bloomberg Opening Door for 2020 Run
2020 Elections
Michael Bloomberg Opening Door for 2020 Run

NEW YORK — Michael Bloomberg is taking his first official step toward running for president in 2020. The billionaire ex-mayor, who has flirted with a White House bid for months, is filing paperwork Friday to qualify for Alabama’s Democratic presidential... Read More

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