Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially entered the 2020 race for the White House over the weekend; unveiling his $32 million advertisement blitz to take on President Trump next November.
“The 77-year-old former New York City mayor, positioning himself as a centrist alternative to Joe Biden, launched his candidacy in an online video that is part personal story, part attack on President Donald Trump,” reports Politico.
“I’m running for president to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America. We cannot afford four more years of President Trump’s reckless and unethical actions. He represents an existential threat to our country and our values,” Bloomberg said in a statement Sunday. “If he wins another term in office, we may never recover from the damage.”
NEW — @MikeBloomberg in first TV ad touts his bio & targets Trump.
Ad closes with “jobs creator, leader, problem solved. Mike Bloomberg for president.” pic.twitter.com/Bd6O00uGDH
— Kendall Karson (@kendallkarson) November 24, 2019
“The former mayor, who is worth an estimated $54.1 billion, plans to forgo competing in early voting states and instead focus his resources on Super Tuesday, when 15 states head to the polls March 3. His aides believe the strategy will help him lay claim to delegate-rich territory that has been somewhat overlooked as the top-tier candidates focus their energies in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada,” adds the website.
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