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Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:47 AM

Bloomberg Pledged Hundreds of Millions to Defeat Trump. Where Is It?

Bloomberg Pledged Hundreds of Millions to Defeat Trump. Where Is It?

ďHe made a lot of pledges at the beginning... And then he just decided not to,Ē said Rebecca Katz, a progressive Democratic strategist.

Mike Bloombergís presidential effort redefined campaign lavishness, a billion-dollar behemoth that for a time put the former New York City mayor at the center of the primary conversation until it became clear that many Democrats didnít want to vote for him.

But after all that extravagance, the TV advertising blitzes, the free campaign memorabilia and outlandish social media ploys to try and boost his own political fortune, Bloomberg has yet to publicly do the same for the Democratic nominee.

After having pledged to help defeat President Donald Trump, Bloomberg has been largely a nonentity on the general election landscape considering his massive primary season spending, according to campaign finance records ending in May. And a Bloomberg spokesperson did not provide an answer on how much more the 78-year-old is willing to spend to boost Biden when responding to a request for comment this week.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/bloomberg-pledged-hundreds-of-millions-to-defeat-trump-where-is-it

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Reply Bloomberg Pledged Hundreds of Millions to Defeat Trump. Where Is It? (Original post)
Dem4Life1102 Jul 27 OP
Nature Man Jul 27 #1
Thekaspervote Jul 27 #2
beachbumbob Jul 27 #3
Dem4Life1102 Jul 27 #4
xmas74 Jul 27 #5
CrispyQ Jul 27 #7
xmas74 Jul 27 #8
CrispyQ Jul 27 #9
NewJeffCT Jul 27 #6

Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:51 AM

1. Bloomberg for Bloomberg

No one wanted to "play" with him, so he took his toys ("money" home.

Too hard to figure out?

Who knows, maybe he'll change his mind? Maybe we need to stop looking for real or imagined billionaires to save us.

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:57 AM

2. It's early...one and 2 he tells NYT he will spend 15 mil to flip 8 senate seats

Bidenís war chest closely matches dotardís. Iím sure he will add to it if needed

Can daily beast and others quit with this shit!

Didnít link due to pay wall. You can google it for the headline

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:59 AM

3. real spend on election happens 30-60 days out

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 10:15 AM

4. True

But to be on TV in September, the buys should be made over the summer.

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 10:36 AM

5. From what I've heard

He plans to supplement Biden as need with his real support going towards House, Senate and governors races. His focus is on maintaining the House, turning the Senate and grabbing large state races. Since some states still have primaries the spending isn't there at this time.

In my state, Missouri, our gubernatorial primary is August 4. New polls are out showing Galloway and Parson at a statistical tie. I can see some airtime paid out by Bloomberg in Galloway's favor once she's declared the official Dem candidate. (I'd live to see some spending for Elad Gross, Yinka Faleti and Lindsey Simmons but polling isn't out there yet.)

I can see him spending on Kelly, McGrath and possibly Harrison. There are plenty of House races to endorse.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 10:58 AM

7. I'm cool with this strategy!



Most of my 2020 contribution dollars & volunteer time will also go to congressional & state races. We need to keep the House & win the Senate.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 11:04 AM

8. In my mind it makes the most sense.

Biden will get plenty of money. It's the down ticket that has a harder time.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 11:29 AM

9. If Biden is president & McConnell still leads the senate, not much will get done.

Judicial nominees will come to a halt. Any bills that can fix the Con's disasters will stack up on McConnell's desk like they are stacking up now. We'll be able to stop the sledge hammer, but the GOP will keep us from treating the patient. And the media will harp on why the dems can't make everything bright and shiny again. We're living that Lucy/Charlie Brown cartoon over & over.

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 10:37 AM

6. I had thought he was going to start spending after the DNC?

which is still 3 weeks away.

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