Billionaire Mike Bloomberg is poised to drop more than $124 million in 14 states ahead of the Super Tuesday primary contests on March 3rd; spending 10 times more than his top Democratic rivals.
“Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor, has also poured millions into ground operations in Super Tuesday states. In Colorado, where voters already are casting primary ballots by mail, he has a paid staff of 55 people; Sanders has two,” reports MSN.
“For nearly three months, Bloomberg has been the only Democrat to devote most of his travel to those states, which include California, Texas and North Carolina. His opponents are still scrambling to gain traction in contests on Saturday in Nevada and Feb. 29 in South Carolina. Bloomberg is skipping those races, as he did earlier in Iowa and New Hampshire,” adds the website.
Bloomberg qualified for the next Democratic Debate Tuesday morning, gaining 19% of support nationwide in a last-minute poll conducted by PBS.
“The former New York City mayor and 2020 presidential candidate qualified for the Nevada Democratic presidential primary debate at the last minute, notching 19 percent support in a Marist, Newshour and NPR/PBS poll, the fourth national poll to put him above the 10 percent mark since Jan. 15. That means the billionaire, who has spent more than $400 million of his fortune on advertising, meets the polling threshold set by the DNC for the debate,” reports Fox News.
— Galia Slayen (@gslayen) February 18, 2020
Mike Bloomberg is a billionaire who thinks he can drop a bunch of money and buy an election.
I believe in grassroots funding, grassroots organizing, and grassroots democracy. If you think this is the right way to campaign, chip in and join us: https://t.co/d69Vo1sp5E pic.twitter.com/dUAR0bi7Sp
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 15, 2020
Fading presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren ripped the former New York City Mayor on social media; saying the businessman believes he can “drop a bunch of money and buy an election.”
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BLOOMBERG BLASTS BERNIE: Mayor Mike Trashes Sanders’ Supporters, Rips Angry Internet Army
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg blasted millionaire Bernie Sanders on social media over the weekend; saying his “angry army” on the internet isn’t the kind of “energy” needed to defeat Donald Trump in 2020.
“We need to unite to defeat Trump in November. This type of ‘energy’ is not going to get us there,” posted Bloomberg along with his video clip.
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) February 17, 2020
Sanders directly attacked Bloomberg on the campaign trail in Nevada over the weekend, saying “The simple truth is that Mayor Bloomberg, with all his money, will not create the kind of excitement and energy we need to defeat Donald Trump.”
Watch Bloomberg’s video above.
IRONY ALERT: Bloomberg Flies ‘Melting Ice’ from Greenland to London for Climate Change Art Exhibit
Former Mayor of New York City and potential 2020 challenger Mike Bloomberg raised eyebrows among his fellow climate-change crusaders this week; jetting in “melting ice” from Greenland to London for a global warming art exhibit.
“Public art reminds us that it’s possible to think differently and boldly. With #COP24 underway in Poland, our hope is that #IceWatchLondon, a public art piece by @OlafurEliasson with support from @BloombergDotOrg, will inspire new action on climate. http://icewatchlondon.com,” posted the Democratic billionaire on social media.
Public art reminds us that it’s possible to think differently and boldly. With #COP24 underway in Poland, our hope is that #IceWatchLondon, a public art piece by @OlafurEliasson with support from @BloombergDotOrg, will inspire new action on climate. https://t.co/FhikCUzM7v pic.twitter.com/nDhq4y6nIw
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) December 11, 2018
Ice Watch is coming to London! #icewatchlondon
24 blocks of glacial ice will be arranged in a circular grove on Bankside outside @tate, and six additional blocks outside Bloomberg's European headquarters @BloombergDotOrg
Follow the journey of the ice: https://t.co/t10pSyxsvH pic.twitter.com/MgNSFQfaWq
— StudioOlafurEliasson (@olafureliasson) December 6, 2018
According to the official website, the exhibit will analyze their “carbon footprint” and seek to “understand and minimize the environmental impacts produced by Ice Watch.”
Bernie Sanders came under similar fire from climate-change activists just days ago, when FEC filings revealed he had spent upwards of $300,000 in private jet travel in one month alone.