Billionaire Mike Bloomberg called on lawmakers to make the District of Columbia the 51st state in the USA Thursday; saying the “time has come” to add an additional two Senators to Congress.
“The time has come for DC to become a state,” said Bloomberg from the capital.
— The Hill (@thehill) January 23, 2020
Bloomberg’s big investment in the 2020 race for the White House appears to be paying off, with new national polls showing the former New York City Mayor rising to fourth place.
“The former mayor’s showing in the poll represents an increase of 4 points since a Monmouth survey conducted in December and the highest he’s registered in a national poll since jumping into the race late last year,” reports Politico.
“Former Vice President Joe Biden leads the pack with 30 percent, up 4 points from a month ago. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is in second, rising 2 points to 23 percent, followed by Warren, who dropped 3 points to 14 percent,” adds the website.
Bloomberg trails the top three candidates at 9%.
The former Big Apple Mayor’s campaign touted the numbers Wednesday, pointing out the billionaire has yet to appear in a single televised presidential debate alongside his Democratic challengers.
Read the full report at Politico.
BLOOMBERG BOOTED: Trump Campaign Bans Bloomberg Reporters from Future Events
President Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign revoked the press credentials of reporters working for Bloomberg News Monday; citing the organization’s decision to investigate the White House while ignoring their owner.
“Bloomberg News announced last week that it wouldn’t investigate its namesake owner, Mike Bloomberg, while he runs for president, or any other Democratic presidential candidate for that matter, but would continue to investigate President Trump,” reports Fox News.
“The decision by Bloomberg News to formalize preferential reporting policies is troubling and wrong,” campaign manager Brad Parscale wrote in a statement. “Bloomberg News has declared that they won’t investigate their boss or his Democrat competitors, many of whom are current holders of high office, but will continue critical reporting on President Trump.”
“Since they have declared their bias openly, the Trump campaign will no longer credential representatives of Bloomberg News for rallies or other campaign events,” Parscale wrote. “We will determine whether to engage with individual reporters or answer inquiries from Bloomberg News on a case-by-case basis. This will remain the policy of the Trump campaign until Bloomberg News publicly rescinds its decision.”
Read the full report here.
Source: Fox News
BLOOMBERG CAMPAIGN: Donald Trump on ‘Path to Victory’ in 2020 Election
Recently announced Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s campaign explained their decision to jump into the 2020 General Election this week; saying Donald Trump is currently on a “path to victory” next November.
“Mike is getting in this race because he thinks that Donald Trump is an existential crisis and he thinks he’s on a path to victory and he’s getting in to alter that dynamic,” campaign manager Kevin Sheekey told CNN.
2020 candidate Michael Bloomberg’s campaign manager on their strategy to win the Democratic primary: “We’re going to talk to everyone in the country at once and we’re particularly going to overtalk to those people who need to vote in those swing states.” https://t.co/5szyaN1tjA pic.twitter.com/0ynoDbbQIN
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) November 25, 2019
“That’s the whole general election. And right now Donald Trump is winning, he is winning that election. It’s very tough for people who live in New York or California to understand that, but that is what’s happening,” Sheekey said.
Watch Sheekey’s comments above.
Source: The Hill