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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 »

Bloomberg-Hillary Ticket? Drudge Says It's Possible

No confirmation from either camp, however

(Newser) - Matt Drudge is running a red headline across his Drudge Report on Saturday about a provocative, but unconfirmed, political scoop: He says Mike Bloomberg is considering Hillary Clinton as his running mate. The blurb (see this Drudge tweet ) quotes sources close to the Bloomberg campaign as saying that "... More »

Trump, Self-Declared 'Un-Trump' Duke It Out

President, Bloomberg exchange insults as former mayor distances self from old comments

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg is spending a small fortune on his 2020 presidential campaign, and his ads and cutting comments critical of President Trump appear to be rankling the president. On Thursday, Trump lashed out:
  • The nickname: "Mini Mike is a 5'4" mass of dead energy who does not want
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Storied NH Town Has Picked Its Candidate

Dixville Notch gives 3 votes to Bloomberg, 1 each to Buttigieg and Sanders

(Newser) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has won the votes of a tiny New Hampshire community that barely hung onto its tradition of being among the first to cast ballots in the presidential primary. Dixville Notch's five residents cast their ballots just after the stroke of midnight Tuesday... More »

Odds of a Brokered Convention Seem to Be Rising

The Hill says Bloomberg's entry makes it more possible nobody gets enough delegates

(Newser) - The magic number is 1,990. But as New Hampshire prepares to vote on Tuesday, an analysis at the Hill suggests it's increasingly possible none of the Democratic candidates will collect the necessary number of delegates over the next several months to clinch the party nomination. Which means one... More »

After Iowa Mess, Bloomberg Is Doubling Down

Democratic presidential contender has a big plan

(Newser) - "It turns out that a lot of things we thought were true, are true." So says Michael Bloomberg's campaign manager after the Iowa caucus mess, which Bloomberg's campaign thinks paves the way for the billionaire former New York City mayor to nab the Democratic nomination for... More »

There's One 'Plausible' Path for Bloomberg to Win

Matt Bai argues that if Sanders builds momentum after Iowa, NH, Bloomberg has a shot

(Newser) - Just a couple of months ago, Baby Yoda was generating more buzz on social media than Michael Bloomberg, even though the latter had just announced a presidential run. Things may now be shifting, and Matt Bai makes a bold assertion at the Washington Post : "It might be time to... More »

Trump Talks 2020 Dems, Coronavirus With Hannity

He calls Bernie Sanders a 'communist'

(Newser) - President Trump spoke to Fox News host Sean Hannity in a pre-Super Bowl interview —and he didn't hold back from unloading on the Democratic White House hopefuls. The president described Joe Biden as "sleepy" and said Elizabeth Warren's platform was a "fairy tale," USA ... More »

New Debate Requirements Could Put Bloomberg Onstage

DNC eliminates the individual donor threshold

(Newser) - If the Democratic National Committee would change the rules "so I could get into the debates," Michael Bloomberg said this week, "I'd be happy." Done. The committee has announced major changes in its requirements for candidates to qualify for the presidential primary debates, Politico reports.... More »

Bloomberg Unveils His $10M Super Bowl Ad

Spot will focus on gun violence

(Newser) - We already knew Michael Bloomberg was shelling out $10 million of his own money to buy a Super Bowl ad . On Thursday, the 2020 candidate unveiled the 60-second spot in advance, and its focus is on gun violence. (Watch it here .) The ad features Calandrian Simpson Kemp, whose 20-year-old... More »

Bloomberg's Anti-Trump Strategy Getting Lots of Buzz

Former mayor's poll numbers are rising, and the president himself is returning fire

(Newser) - Mike Bloomberg is ticking up in the polls and he's pouring millions into ads criticizing President Trump's behavior and policies—ads that seem to be irking the president if his tweets are any indication. The developments have led to a slew of stories about Bloomberg's 2020 strategy.... More »

Bloomberg Has Gone From Bottom to Fourth: Poll

Survey hints that staying out of Iowa and New Hampshire may not hurt

(Newser) - A Monmouth University poll released Wednesday shows that Mike Bloomberg's strategy might be working. The former mayor of New York came in at 9%, good for fourth place with Democratic voters nationally. That's 4 points higher than last month and is Bloomberg's best showing so far in... More »

Bloomberg: My Story Would Have Been Different If I'd Been Black

Presidential candidate acknowledges his white privilege to woo black voters

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg's stop-and-frisk policy while heading up the Big Apple has become his Achilles' heel in the 2020 campaign, Politico notes. Now, however, the ex-mayor is trying to convince black Americans he's the best candidate for the job, traveling to cities with large black populations and acknowledging his... More »

Bloomberg: I'd Drop $1B to Beat Trump

Even if he's not the nominee

(Newser) - Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is apparently willing to become slightly less of a billionaire in his effort to escort Donald Trump from the Oval Office, and the New York Times reports that he's willing to spend $1 billion from his personal fortune—even if he is not the Democratic nominee.... More »

It Will Be a Super Bowl First, but Unrelated to Football

Bloomberg, Trump spending $10M apiece in unprecedented ads

(Newser) - We don't yet know yet which teams will be playing in the Super Bowl, but Bloomberg vs. Trump is already lined up. After news surfaced that Michael Bloomberg would shell out $10 million for 60 seconds worth of advertising during the game, the Trump campaign has matched the effort,... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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'... More »

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