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    Rival Campaigns Are Starting to Take Bloomberg Very Seriously


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    At a closed-door fundraiser late last year, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) was notably fixated on, and visibly irritated by, one of the fellow Democrats vying for the presidential nomination. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had just entered the race. But he had already managed to get under his competitor’s skin.

    At the event in Northern Virginia, Klobuchar talked at length about Bloomberg’s massive TV ad blitz and the gobs of cash he was planning to throw into the 2020 primary, according to an account from a source in the room who attended.

    “She talked about how she was on a Sunday show for 10 minutes and saw five or six Bloomberg ads while she was in the green room,” the Democratic attendee, who donated money to Klobuchar’s campaign for entrance into the event, told The Daily Beast. “She’s very worried about the amount of money he’s spending.”
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    “It was 60 percent of what she talked about,” the source estimated.

    The private moment, which occurred before the senator had opened her fundraisers to the press, provided an early glimpse into what has become a growing sense of internal anxiety from some Democratic campaigns about the billionaire candidate’s potential to shake up the primary that he entered so late.

    Klobuchar has since made those concerns public, criticizing Bloomberg for trying to buy the nomination. And with just two weeks before voting starts, her concerns that the former mayor may just pull it off are beginning to be echoed elsewhere. Bloomberg still lags in the polls. But national averages now have him tied for fourth place at 7.7 percent with former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has spent a year pounding the campaign trail.

    Suddenly, talk of Bloomberg becoming the nominee has gone from being dismissed as the stuff of political fantasy to being entertained as a true reality among campaigns.

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    The Billionaires are indeed the wild cards especially Bloomberg.

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    Bloomberg is spending millions of dollars on advertising on Fox News, That money will then be used by Fox to fund hit pieces on democrats.

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    Dont worry , Hilliary will jump in at the last minute and take charge.
    I admire china because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime.
    PM Justin Trudeau.

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    I will laugh my ass off if Mike wins the nomination. Imagine the 14th richest man in the world, who also happens to be old and white, winning because he spent billions of dollars to buy it?

    Then again, spending $1.2B didn't help Hilly, and she was far more well-known than Mikey is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goobylal View Post
    I will laugh my ass off if Mike wins the nomination. Imagine the 14th richest man in the world, who also happens to be old and white, winning because he spent billions of dollars to buy it?
    Donald Trump already did that in 2016.

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    Re: Rival Campaigns Are Starting to Take Bloomberg Very Seriously

    Quote Originally Posted by Downinfloflo View Post
    Donald Trump already did that in 2016.
    I thought Russia did?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goobylal View Post
    I thought Russia did?
    Donald Trump gets his financial backing from Russians, It's why the man who loves to brag won't show his perfect taxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downinfloflo View Post
    Donald Trump gets his financial backing from Russians, It's why the man who loves to brag won't show his perfect taxes.
    How much more is Bloomberg willing to spend to defeat Donald Trump?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goobylal View Post
    I will laugh my ass off if Mike wins the nomination. Imagine the 14th richest man in the world, who also happens to be old and white, winning because he spent billions of dollars to buy it?

    Then again, spending $1.2B didn't help Hilly, and she was far more well-known than Mikey is.
    Bloomberg might just pull this thing off.

    Money has no meaning and is no obstacle for him as it is for everybody else.

    Well maybe not everybody but he's wealthy enough to get absolutely crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downinfloflo View Post
    Donald Trump already did that in 2016.
    Hillary set a record with her campaign spending in 2016. Trump was also outspent by his rivals in the primaries.

    Hillary Clinton outraised Donald Trump two-to-one. It didn't matter.

    So ends the most lopsided contest in modern campaign finance. And yet the deficit proved just one of the many odds Trump beat, another political convention he busted.

    Clinton and her allies, including her joint committees with the Democratic Party and the super PACs supporting her, raised more than $1.2 billion for the full cycle, according to the last reports filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission. Trump and his allies collected about $600 million.

    Clinton could not be said to have left anything on the table: her campaign committee blew through $131.8 million in the final stretch of the campaign and finished with just under $839,000 in the bank as of Nov. 28.


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