Bloomberg Spends $100 Million To Help Biden in Florida


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Via:  jbb  •  one week ago  •  16 comments

By:   Abigail Covington (Esquire)

Bloomberg Spends $100 Million To Help Biden in Florida
Bloomberg and Biden use $100 million to target Hispanic voters in Florida.

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The money will be used to shore up support for Biden among Hispanic voters.

By Abigail Covington Sep 13, 2020 Drew AngererGetty Images

Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is making good on his promise to help get Biden elected with a timely commitment to spend $100 million in the hotly contested state of Florida.

Speaking to the Washington Post, Bloomberg adviser Kevin Sheekey said, "Voting starts on Sept. 24 in Florida so the need to inject real capital in that state quickly is an urgent need. Mike believes that by investing in Florida it will allow campaign resources and other Democratic resources to be used in other states, in particular the state of Pennsylvania."

The massive cash infusion comes as polls indicate a tightening race in the key swing state, with the latest Marist/NBC News poll showing the candidates in a dead tie. According to a press release issued by Bloomberg's political action committee, Independence USA, the spending will focus mostly on English and Spanish television and digital advertising.

As many outlets have reported, Biden's support among Hispanic voters is much lower than the support Obama and Clinton received in the two previous presidential elections. A recent poll published by the Miami Herald found Biden trailing Trump by 1% (46% to 47%) with Hispanic voters in Miami Dade county. For several months now Trump has actively courted Cuban American voters in Miami by trying to paint Biden as a socialist with Castro-like tendencies.

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Sleepy Joe Biden has spent 47 years in politics being terrible to Hispanics. Now he is relying on Castro lover Bernie Sanders to help him out. That won't work! Remember, Miami Cubans gave me the highly honored Bay of Pigs Award for all I have done for our great Cuban Population!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2020

Beating back that dishonest messaging will likely be a top priority for the Biden campaign as they seek ways to spend Bloomberg's money and gear up for what will inevitably be a costly race to the finish line. According to an anonymous Democrat strategist quoted in the Washington Post, it will take "$15 million to $20 million to significantly move Biden's numbers among Latinos, and $60 million to $70 million to get on television across the state over the next 51 days and have a real impact."

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1  seeder  JBB    one week ago

Way To Go! Michael Bloomberg making a difference.

1.1  TᵢG  replied to  JBB @1    one week ago

He is apparently a man of his word.

Paula Bartholomew
2  Paula Bartholomew    one week ago

Reports are that Trump is so short on money that he has had to pull advertising in key states.

2.1  TrumpFanOne  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    one week ago
Reports are that Trump is so short on money that he has had to pull advertising in key states.

Why waste money in states where his numbers look good?

Hell at the last Biden rally in Michigan, there were more Trump supporters across the street jeering the TWO Biden supporters.

2.1.1  TᵢG  replied to  TrumpFanOne @2.1    one week ago
Why waste money in states where his numbers look good?

That strategy worked well for Hillary.   Sure, Trump should just leave Florida alone and focus on other states. 

3  TrumpFanOne    one week ago

Said another way;

Bloomberg and the Democrats are shitting their pants and hoping that ONE individual dropping 100 million on a blathering old man might buy the votes of the people that Biden ignored for the last half century.

3.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  TrumpFanOne @3    one week ago

Trump cannot win without Florida. Enter Bloomberg!

3.1.1  TrumpFanOne  replied to  JBB @3.1    one week ago
Trump cannot win

That was said in 2016.

Oh, and Bloomberg?  Many in Florida are from NY and Bloomberg was among the reasons for leaving back then.  Just sayin.

4  Snuffy    one week ago

$2.4 billion was spend on the 2016 presidential election, wonder how much will all be spent on the 2020 election.  And for the people who individually put up large dollar amounts what do they hope/expect to get back on their money?

4.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Snuffy @4    one week ago


Buzz of the Orient
5  Buzz of the Orient    one week ago

Without reference to either candidate, but generally speaking, it's really pathetic that instead of the viability, integrity, and competence of a candidate being the impetus, hundreds of millions of dollars have to be spent to get them elected.  

According to what Snuffy just wrote, it's not millions, it's billions of dollars.  Unbelievable. 

5.1  TᵢG  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5    one week ago


Get the damn money out of politics.

Perrie Halpern R.A.
5.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  TᵢG @5.1    one week ago

I just finished watching the movie "Irresistible" and I have to say, that after watching it, it's scary about the money in politics. I would suggest that everyone watch it. It's funny and sick and worse, could be true. 

5.1.2  bbl-1  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @5.1.1    one week ago

Sure.  Blame that on Supply Side Economics and it's offspring Citizens United.

6  bbl-1    one week ago

Or this;  Trump recently said he would spend one hundred million dollars of his own money on his 2020 campaign. 

    1.  Trump spending his own money?  Never happen.  I wonder if he really has it---cash on hand and not another foreign credit line.

     2.  Maybe Bloomberg sucker punched Trump by announcing this.  Besides, between Bloomberg and Trump the former does indeed have the capital to spend while the latter thus far has only claimed he does.

      3.  Also, yesterday Trump tweeted over 70 times----Assume that means something, right?

Paula Bartholomew
6.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  bbl-1 @6    6 days ago

he would spend one hundred million dollars of his own money on his 2020 campaign. 

Translation - I will find a way to spend your money.

He doesn't want to drain the swamp.  He wants to drain the treasury.


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