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Bloomberg Just Dropped About $10M to Send One Message

The Democratic presidential hopeful bought a 60-second, national Super Bowl ad

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg might just get your attention on Super Bowl Sunday—if, that is, you like watching the ads. The Democratic presidential hopeful has dished out big bucks for a 60-second commercial his campaign says will focus on criticizing President Trump, the New York Times reports. "The biggest point...

Bloomberg's Money Did Buy Him Some Love

He's now in 5th place after massive ad spend

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg hasn't been able to buy frontrunner status in the Democratic race, but his massive advertising spend hasn't gone entirely to waste, according to two new polls. A Hill/HarrisX poll puts the former New York City mayor at 6% among likely Democratic and Democratic-leaning independent voters, ahead...

Trump Campaign Retaliates Against Bloomberg News

Its reporters won't get press credentials to cover Trump's 2020 events

(Newser) - With Michael Bloomberg in the 2020 race, Bloomberg News reporters are out. That's the upshot of an announcement from the Trump 2020 campaign, which says it will not provide credentials to any journalists from the news outlet who are seeking to cover Trump campaign events. Axios reports the decision...

This 'Big-Eared Creature' Is Crushing 2 New Dems

Baby Yoda of 'Star Wars' series debuted as Bloomberg, Patrick entered race, with more buzz

(Newser) - A "diminutive, doe-eyed, big-eared creature" is giving two new 2020 candidates for president a run for their money. That's how the New York Post describes Baby Yoda, a character in the Star Wars series The Mandalorian who's said to have "conquered the world" since the show'...

Bloomberg Is In
Makes It Official 

Bloomberg Makes It Official

Billionaire former mayor announces his White House bid

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg surprised basically no one Sunday in officially announcing a last-minute 2020 bid for the White House. He did so via a one-minute ad that began airing as part of a $34 million blitz set to go through Dec. 3, reports CBS News . Bloomberg's ad says he will...

Bloomberg Files Papers With the FEC to Run

Filing says he's in, but aides say former mayor still hasn't decided

(Newser) - The paperwork Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork Thursday with the FEC says he's a Democratic candidate for president. But his aides, again, said not so fast. Bloomberg had to take this step within 15 days of putting himself on the Arkansas and Alabama primary ballots earlier this month, CBS News...

Why Bloomberg Is Spending Up to $20M in These 5 States

He's funding a voter registration drive designed to weaken Trump's reelection chances

(Newser) - As he moves toward a presidential announcement, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is rolling out plans to spend an estimated $15 million to $20 million on a voter registration drive designed to weaken President Trump’s reelection chances in five battleground states. News of the large investment, confirmed by Bloomberg’...

Bloomberg Sorry About Policy He Defended for Many Years

'I want you to know that I realize back then I was wrong'

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg, who supported the controversial police "stop and frisk" policy during his 12 years as mayor of New York City and was still defending it as recently as a few months ago, has had a change of heart. The Democrat, speaking at a black church in Brooklyn on...

Bloomberg Drops $100M on Anti-Trump Ads

Yet he hasn't committed to a presidential run

(Newser) - Got $100 million? Neither do we—but Michael Bloomberg does. The billionaire and former New York City mayor is planning to spend that much on anti-Trump ads as he mulls a run for president, the Hill reports. The ads will target Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Michigan, four states the Dems...

Bloomberg Qualifies for Ballot in 2nd State

He files the paperwork himself in Arkansas

(Newser) - Two down, 48 to go. Michael Bloomberg flew to Arkansas on Tuesday and personally filed the necessary paperwork to be a candidate in the state's primary, reports the New York Times . The former New York City mayor has now qualified for two states, having filed the paperwork for Alabama...

Poll: Bloomberg Is Most Disliked in Democratic Field

But he still leads Trump by 6 points

(Newser) - Voters have reacted to the possibility of Michael Bloomberg running for president with a resounding "meh," according to the latest Morning Consult poll . The poll, which was conducted Friday and released Sunday, found that the former New York City mayor has the highest unfavorable rating among likely primary...

Trump Reacts to Possibility of a Bloomberg Run

'Little Michael will fail,' he says

(Newser) - If Michael Bloomberg joins the 2020 race , he'll be funding his own campaign, reports Axios . "Mike will spend whatever it takes to defeat Donald Trump," a source tells the outlet. "The nation is about to see a very different campaign than we've ever seen before....

Michael Bloomberg Reportedly Makes a 2020 Move

Files to get on the ballot in Alabama's presidential primary

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, signaling his dissatisfaction with the current crop of candidates vying to take on President Trump, the AP reports. Bloomberg has not made a final decision on whether to run, according...

People Are Chattering About Clinton 2020

Though the 'NYT' sees the chances as 'remote'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is not running in 2020. Right? She's said so herself . And yet the influential Drudge Report on Tuesday has a lead headline trumpeting, "Dem Halloween: Hillary Leaves Door Open." The headline links to the American Mirror , which has a story about what Clinton didn't ...

Ahead of 4th Debate, 2 Non-Candidates in Headlines
Ahead of 4th Debate, 2
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Ahead of 4th Debate, 2 Non-Candidates in Headlines

Michael Bloomberg and Michelle Obama turn up in speculation, polls

(Newser) - The top Democratic candidates are back on the debate stage Tuesday night, but might another big name be joining them in the not-too-distant future? CNBC reports that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg might run in 2020 after all . However, the only situation in which he would do that...

Ex-NYC Mayor: Here's $500M, Close Down All the Coal Plants

Michael Bloomberg wants all coal factories shut down by 2030 in clean energy push

(Newser) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is plunging $500 million into an effort to close all of the nation's remaining coal plants by 2030 and put the US on track toward a 100% clean energy economy. The billionaire's investment in the Beyond Carbon initiative marks the largest...

Another Big Name Won't Be Running in 2020

Michael Bloomberg is out

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg is not running for president. The 77-year-old former New York City mayor, one of the richest men in the world, announced his decision not to join the crowded Democratic field in a Bloomberg News editorial on Tuesday, the AP reports. "I know we can do better as...

Bloomberg Makes 'Unprecedented' Donation

New York's former mayor gives $1.8B to his alma mater

(Newser) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Sunday he's donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, to boost financial aid for low- and middle-income students, the AP reports. The Baltimore university said the contribution—the largest ever to any education institution in the US—...

With the Wave of a Pen, a Big Potential 2020 Hint

Michael Bloomberg posts photo of himself re-registering as a Democrat

(Newser) - New York State gained a high-profile registered Democrat on Tuesday: Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg re-registered with the party, a key move in what could be a 2020 bid for president as a Democrat. On Wednesday morning he posted a photo on Instagram of him signing the paperwork,...

With Choice of Pallbearer, McCain Thumbs Nose at Trump, Putin

McCain personally asked Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza

(Newser) - John McCain's talent for forging connections across the aisle and across the world will be on full display Saturday. Per the Hill , Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, actor Warren Beatty, former Defense Secretary William Cohen, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, and FedEx president Fred Smith will be among those to carry McCain'...

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