Bloomberg Vows To Spend $100M In Florida To Beat Trump, Help Biden
Former New York Mayor will try and turn sunshine state blue
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Presidential dropout, Mike Bloomberg, has promised to plow a $100 million to make sure Florida doesn't vote for President Donald Trump, but Joe Biden instead.
Bloomberg, who has already spent $1 billion on his failed presidential campaign, announced Sunday he was targeting the Sunshine State in order to free up Biden's resources on battleground states, according to Politico.
“The infusion of cash comes as polls indicate a tightening of the race between Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who are deadlocked in a recent Marist Poll, and as Floridians start voting by mail at the end of the month,” the outlet reported.
“Biden’s support among Hispanic voters is in double digits yet remains relatively low for a Democrat who wants to carry the state according to surveys of Latinos in Florida and Miami.”
According to a press release from Bloomberg’s Independence USA political committee issued to The Washington Post, Bloomberg’s money will be spent on digital and TV ads, and “communicating with Hispanic voters will be a key part."
As Politico reported:
Vote-by-mail ballots voters start going out in six days to overseas voters. For domestic voters in the United States, the ballots will start being mailed out Sept. 24. Biden plans to visit Florida on Tuesday, his first trip to the state since the coronavirus lockdowns began in March.
Florida also has an in-person early voting period that varies by county and begins as early as Oct. 19 and ends as late as Nov. 1, two days before Election Day.
As much as 75 percent of Florida’s vote could be cast before Election Day and, because of the way the state tabulates votes, it could be one of the first to report its results, although the state has a history of razor-thin election margins and recounts.
But Bloomberg's money has not always been welcome by some members of the Democratic party.
During the Democratic Primary, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) accused Bloomberg of attempting to buy the presidential election, Reuters reported.
“Michael Bloomberg is making a bet about democracy in 2020. He doesn’t need people; he only needs bags and bags of money. I think Michael Bloomberg is wrong,” Warren said at the time.
“That’s exactly what’s now in play in 2020 – which vision, which version of our democracy is going to win. If Michael Bloomberg’s version of democracy wins, then democracy changes. It’s going to be which billionaire you can stomach,” she added.
Sen. Bernie Sanders also criticized Bloomberg throwing cash around.
“He thinks he can buy this election,” Sanders said while still a candidate.
“Well, I’ve got news for Mr. Bloomberg — the American people are sick and tired of billionaires buying elections!”
Earlier this year, President Donald Trump's son, Don Jr., blasted former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for dropping out of the presidential race.
"It was a 'short' campaign," tweeted Donald Trump Jr. following the news while giving a veiled jab at his height.