Published: Sun, November 17, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Bloomberg Planning to Spend $100M on Anti-Trump Ads in Swing States

Bloomberg Planning to Spend $100M on Anti-Trump Ads in Swing States

"This is all hands on deck", Bloomberg spokesman Jason Schechter told The Hill. "I would be one of them", mentioned former Miami Seaside, Florida, Mayor Philip Levine, who's working for governor as a Democrat in Florida and considers Bloomberg a mentor.

Bloomberg has not said whether he will run for president, but has qualified as a candidate to appear on the primary ballots of two states. If nothing else, Bloomberg's $100 million ads will serve as a counterbalance to the Republican's huge bank account.

The Nov. 12-14 national poll found that 3 percent of Democrats and independents said they would vote for Bloomberg, who has not formally declared his candidacy but has taken steps toward a bid.

The ads will target Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona, and MI, four states the Dems want to win back in 2020.

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Bloomberg has to establish his advertising campaign, however that didn't from stating an endorsement on 26, stop one admirer.

Michael Bloomberg's final decision on a presidential run is "days, not weeks" away, a person familiar with his thinking told Axios, adding that an announcement is expected before Thanksgiving.

Bloomberg pumped millions of his own dollars in the 2018 midterm elections to help Democrats across the country. A new progressive organisation, Acronym, announced earlier in November that it and an affiliated PAC were investing US$75 million in online ads in battleground states.

He could skip the nation's first four primary contests, instead focusing on Super Tuesday. He filed to be on the ballot in Alabama and Arkansas, the states with the first filing deadlines, before beginning the digital campaign. Should Bloomberg run, he would join the crowded field, entering tied for fifth place. Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY, who has endorsed Sen Bernie Sanders of Vermont, wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

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