Michael Bloomberg

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Bloomberg's Campaign Spending Figures Are In

His campaign spent over $1B, or $18M per delegate won

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg's short presidential campaign was pricey to say the least. According to a Federal Election Commission filing , the former New York City mayor poured $1.05 billion into a campaign that lasted just over three months and employed 2,400 staff, some of whom are now suing . That... More »

Staffer Sues After Bloomberg Lays Everyone Off

Donna Wood files proposed class-action suit

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg, from candidate to defendant? Maybe. Bloomberg had reportedly planned to pay presidential campaign staffers through the November election regardless of whether he made it to the finish line. The now-former candidate changed course on Friday, with the New York Times reporting that in lieu of that plan and... More »

Bloomberg Shells Out Another $500K

He donates $500K to group registering Latino voters

(Newser) - "We need to make sure that Latinos who are eligible to vote are registered and we get them to the polls," Mike Bloomberg said Thursday in announcing a $500,000 donation to the effort. The billionaire said the money would go to Voto Latino, a group co-founded by... More »

Brian Williams Makes an Enormous Math Goof

He apologizes after repeating claim that Bloomberg could have given each American $1M

(Newser) - "Bad math" might be understating it here. MSNBC's Brian Williams had to issue an on-air mea culpa after repeating a wildly incorrect claim about Michael Bloomberg's wealth. In an interview with New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay, the pair discussed a popular tweet (since deleted)... More »

Warren: Yes, I Was Trying to Take Down Bloomberg

She tells Rachel Maddow she felt billionaire would have lost to Trump

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren acknowledges she was out for blood when she went after Michael Bloomberg during Democratic debates last month. During an interview with Rachel Maddow of MSNBC , Maddow noted that analysts were crediting Warren with "tanking" Bloomberg's candidacy with her attacks. "Is that what you were trying... More »

$500M Later, Bloomberg Drops Out of 2020 Race

That's how much of his own fortune the candidate spent on the race

(Newser) - Billionaire Mike Bloomberg ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday and endorsed Joe Biden. It was a stunning collapse for the former New York City mayor, who set his 2020 hopes on the Super Tuesday states and sank more than $500 million of his own fortune into... More »

Takeaways From Super Tuesday

Biden pulls off 'monumental' comeback

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders won the biggest prize on Super Tuesday —but the wider result was a stunning victory for Joe Biden, who scored wins in at least 9 of the 14 states that voted, including Texas, analysts say. "They don’t call it Super Tuesday for nothing," the... More »

Selma Churchgoers Turn Their Backs on Bloomberg

He failed to address stop-and-frisk policy in speech at historic black church

(Newser) - They haven't forgotten "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Alabama—and they haven't forgotten Michael Bloomberg's policies as mayor of New York, either. At a service in a Selma church Sunday to commemorate the bloody 1965 crackdown on civil rights marchers, some parishioners turned their backs on Bloomberg... More »

Trump Weighs In on SC, Bloomberg's 'Joke' Campaign

Bloomberg wasn't on the ballot

(Newser) - Never mind that Mike Bloomberg wasn't on the ballot in South Carolina, President Trump has weighed in on the results and pronounced his campaign moribund in the wake of Saturday's primary results , reports Fox News . "Sleepy Joe Biden’s victory in the South Carolina Democrat Primary should... More »

Winners, Losers From the Democratic Debate

Biden had the good night he needed, analysts say

(Newser) - Tuesday night's Democratic debate in Charleston, SC, was a raucous affair—so much so that Vox declares chaos to be the only true winner. In the last debate before the state's Saturday primary—and Super Tuesday—candidates desperate for speaking time talked over each other and shouted at... More »

Sanders Faces Onslaught in South Carolina Debate

7 candidates clashed in fiery debate

(Newser) - Seven Democrats took part in a fiery debate in South Carolina on Tuesday night—one more than in last week's primary debate. Tom Steyer joined Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and Michael Bloomberg in the Charleston debate, co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional... More »

Warren Has a Contract for Bloomberg to Sign

Document releases former employees from NDAs

(Newser) - A legal expert has written a contract that Michael Bloomberg can sign to release former Bloomberg employees from nondisclosure agreements—and her name is Elizabeth Warren. The senator, who passed the bar examination in 1976 and has taught law at several universities, unveiled the contract at a CNN town hall... More »

Bloomberg Warns About Nominating Sanders

Also, former mayor's campaign releases edited debate clip that draws criticism

(Newser) - The early reviews for Michael Bloomberg's debate performance were not good . As the dust settles, the reviews ... are still not good. "Mike's got to get his legs under him," conceded campaign manager Kevin Sheekey on MSNBC, reports Politico . But in a statement, Sheekey was more upbeat.... More »

Debate Was a Brutal Night for Bloomberg

Warren praised for standout performance

(Newser) - Viewers who watched the ninth Democratic presidential debate Wednesday night hoping to see fireworks would not have been disappointed. Anybody hoping for a strong performance from Michael Bloomberg, however, would probably have changed the channel before the end of the first hour. The billionaire made his presidential debate debut in... More »

Bloomberg Booed After Answer on Sexual Harassment

Warren urged him to release women from nondisclosure agreements

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren and other Democratic rivals have been pummeling Michael Bloomberg throughout the Democratic debate in Las Vegas—and she got the audience to boo the former New York City mayor on one issue. After Bloomberg—asked about the alleged culture of sexual harassment in his company—said he had... More »

Bloomberg a Major Target in Las Vegas Debate

Sanders, Warren slam former mayor's record

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg was on a Democratic presidential debate stage for the first time Wednesday night and he became a major target in the Las Vegas debate from the opening minutes onward—more so than frontrunner Bernie Sanders. Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Biden, and Pete Buttigieg also took part in... More »

Bloomberg: Elect Me, I'll Unload My $60B Company

'We will be 180 degrees away from where Donald Trump is on these issues'

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg, unlike the fellow billionaire he wants to replace, will sell his business if elected president, his campaign says. A campaign official tells NBC that if Bloomberg is elected, he will place Bloomberg LP in a blind trust "for the eventual sale." The official says Bloomberg would... More »

Dems to Welcome a New Face to Debate Stage

Michael Bloomberg qualifies and will take part in Wednesday event in Las Vegas

(Newser) - The next Democratic debate, the ninth so far, will feature a brand-new face onstage. CNN reports that Michael Bloomberg has qualified for Wednesday evening's event in Las Vegas by earning 19% support in an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, making it the former New York City mayor's fourth national poll... More »

Will Bloomberg Be on Debate Stage?

He's on the brink of qualifying in Nevada, though he's not on the state ballot

(Newser) - The next Democratic debate is Wednesday in Las Vegas, and two big questions revolve around Michael Bloomberg: Will he qualify for the stage? And, if so, would he actually show up even though he's not on the state ballot? So far, five candidates have qualified for the debate, reports... More »

Democratic Rivals May Have Blown It With Biden

He scared away promising rivals, writes David Leonhardt

(Newser) - A column by David Leonhardt in the New York Times on Sunday raises a provocative question with its headline: "Did Joe Biden Scare Off Our Next President?" The thinking is this: Biden's entry into the race as an instant front-runner kept promising moderates such as Mitch Landrieu on... More »

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