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Mike Bloomberg Wants To Buy Florida Election For Joe Biden for $100 Million

Mike Bloomberg Wants To Buy Florida Election For Joe Biden for $100 Million

Bloomberg opening his wallet in Florida is a sign that Joe Biden is in big trouble in the state: “The spending will focus mostly on television and digital ads, in both English and Spanish.”

https://youtu.be/FyEDacBzbLk

You remember mini-Mike. He sank a billion dollars into his Democrat presidential run, but collapsed on the debate stage after Elizabeth Warren ripped him a new one over … who even remembers what it was over, but it was brutal.

Of course, Bloomberg could afford to blow a billion dollars, just a couple percentage points of his net worth back then. But it showed that money can’t buy you voter love unless the product you’re selling is attractive.

Bloomberg also promised to spend a fortune to elect Biden, but so far it hasn’t materialized. Bloomberg has pledged at least $60 million for House races.

Perhaps, given the polling, Bloomberg felt his megabucks weren’t needed.

Things have changed in the past couple of weeks. Trump is making tremendous headway in Florida, particularly with the hispanic population, and the polls have Biden slightly ahead. If the polls are dead even or close to that, it means Trump is ahead.

Democrats are worried:

Democrats are worried that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s lagging support among Latino voters could put him at risk of losing Florida, and even the White House, in November.

Recent polls out of Florida show the former vice president’s support among Latinos trailing Hillary Clinton’s in 2016, fueling concerns that he could lose a pivotal swing state.

“There’s really no good answer here if you’re the Biden campaign,” one Florida Democratic operative said. “At this stage in the campaign, he should not be getting these numbers against the most anti-Hispanic president in history.”

So Bloomberg is coming off the sideline, and promising to throw $100 million to help Biden in Florida. WaPo reports:

Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg plans to spend at least $100 million in Florida to help elect Democrat Joe Biden, a massive late-stage infusion of cash that could reshape the presidential contest in a costly toss-up state central to President Trump’s reelection hopes….

“Voting starts on Sept. 24 in Florida so the need to inject real capital in that state quickly is an urgent need,” said Bloomberg adviser Kevin Sheekey. “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.” ….

In recent weeks, polls in Florida have narrowed, with the Cook Political Report recently shifting the state from “lean Democrat” to “toss up.” A Washington Post average of public polls since August finds Biden up by one percentage point in the state, well within the margin of error. While he has been doing better than past Democratic candidates with Whites and seniors, Biden has struggled among the state’s Latino population, which Republicans have focused enormous resources on courting over several election cycles.

“If you have the ability to make sure that you are able to speak directly to all of these different communities and where they live then you are going a long way to securing the states for Biden in this election,” Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) said. “I’m glad that Mike Bloomberg recognized this and is prepared to make an investment to make sure that every one of those communities will be aware of the importance of this election.”

The spending will focus mostly on television and digital ads, in both English and Spanish. Bloomberg’s aim is to prompt enough early voting that a pro-Biden result would be evident soon after the polls close. Florida, unlike other swing states, reports almost all early ballots shortly after voting ends.

Trump responded on Twitter:

I thought Mini Mike was through with Democrat politics after spending almost 2 Billion Dollars, and then giving the worst and most inept Debate Performance in the history of Presidential Politics. Pocahontas ended his political career on first question, OVER! Save NYC instead.

Trump supporters should take Bloomberg’s large wallet seriously. But also should find good news in the decision, because it means Democrats’ internal polling and analysis shows Biden in big trouble in Florida.

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the most anti-Hispanic president in history.

What, Polk doesn’t count anymore?

And he was a Democrat, too.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to tom_swift. | September 13, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Bloomberg and the Democrat Party think that Florida voters can be bought just like slaves.

    I don’t think the Florida voters are going to appreciate that at all.

    Pass the word.

The Friendly Grizzly | September 13, 2020 at 9:09 pm

I always wanted to be rich enough to own a Congressman or two. Bloomberg aims high!

On the one hand I am concerned… on the other hand, he spent a billion and convinced nobody during the primaries.

Also, the fact that all these celebs are running stream-a-thons in Wisconsin and Bloomberg is dumping on FL makes me think they think they’re behind… which makes me cautiously optimistic.

Does the FEC no longer exist???

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to dmi60ex. | September 13, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Only against the uppity.

    CorkyAgain in reply to dmi60ex. | September 13, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    The argument I’ve seen on several sites discussing this story is that, thanks to the Citizens United and SpeechNOW decisions, the limits on individual contributions don’t apply if Bloomberg is making them through a Super PAC — which, by definition, doesn’t make direct donations to a candidate’s campaign but instead makes independent expenditures in support of or in opposition to a candidate.

    Dems are arguing that these rulings were exploited by Republicans in the last two Presidential elections, and they are chortling that this move by Bloomberg is ironic payback.

    I’m not a lawyer and may have the legal situation wrong. Corrections appreciated!

    It does seem odd that an individual can be considered a PAC, even if he has others working with (actually for) him, when he’s essentially its only source of funding. But maybe that’s just me, country simple.

      You have it right. Bloombug can spend all he wants, he just can’t donate it to the hiden campaign.

      MaggotAtBroadAndWall in reply to CorkyAgain. | September 14, 2020 at 8:55 am

      I’m not a lawyer either, but the people who are saying the Citizens United ruling is enabling Bloomberg to do this are wrong.

      There has never been a prohibition on how much money an individual can spend on political speech. Individuals have ALWAYS been free to use any amount of their own money to advocate for candidates in whatever way THEY choose. Campaign finance laws restrict how much money individuals can contribute directly to a candidate’s campaign – where the campaign exercises discretion over how the money is spent.

      Floyd Abrams – whose nickname is Mr. First Amendment – argued the Citizen’s United case before SCOTUS. I’d recommend reading anything he’s written about the case to understand it better. Few are aware – because the media mostly downplayed or ignored it – but Senate Democrats unanimously voted to “amend” – meaning repeal and replace – the First Amendment back in 2014. Abrams provided testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee prior to that horrendously disgraceful vote. I highly recommend his written remarks for that hearing. Here:

      http://www.medialaw.org/images/medialawdaily/abramstestimony.pdf

      Milhouse in reply to CorkyAgain. | September 15, 2020 at 3:57 pm

      It does seem odd that an individual can be considered a PAC, even if he has others working with (actually for) him, when he’s essentially its only source of funding.

      You have that backwards. Obviously a PAC can’t have more rights than the individuals whom it consists of; the only rights it has are those people’s individual rights that they are exercising together. If someone really is literally one individual then his position is better than that of a PAC.

    Milhouse in reply to dmi60ex. | September 15, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    The FEC has nothing to do with this. It can only regulate donations that a person gives to an electoral campaign. Bloomberg is not giving one cent to the Biden campaign, so it’s none of the FEC’s business. He’s entitled to spend as much as he likes of his own money on any sort of advertising campaign he likes, whether he’s trying to persuade people to buy more sh*t or to vote for it.

    That’s not Citizens United, that’s Buckley v Vallejo, from back in the 1970s, when Congress first tried to pretend the first amendment somehow doesn’t apply to paid advertising. There was never any real doubt how that case would come out, because it’s completely obvious that the right to free speech includes the right to buy a bullhorn to speak through, or to rent a venue to speak at, and the right to publish a newspaper includes the right to buy paper and ink and to hire reporters to write your stories and newsboys to sell your papers — paid speech is still speech.

    Citizens United was only about one question: Do people lose their constitutional rights when they choose to operate as corporations? Does New York Times, Inc. have the freedom of the press? And the obvious answer is that they must. A corporation is just a convenient abstraction for a group of real people who are pooling their resources for a limited purpose; if each of them has the freedom of speech then they must also have it collectively. Otherwise it would be impossible to publish a newspaper or make a movie or operate a TV station unless you were extremely rich.

I’m sure we’ll be hearing the dems screeching about too much money in politics……any day now………..soon for sure.
*crickets*

I would love the laugh the midget off.

Bloomberg got 300,000 votes for $54 million in Texas. If he can get a vote for $200 spent in Florida, he theoretically he can move 500,000 votes. Even at $1,000 per vote influenced its 100,000 votes. Bloomberg isn’t great at this stuff – but he can be weak and still have an impact.

Get. Out. The. Vote. Help like your future depends on it because it does. The one thing Bloomberg isn’t doing is spending money on GOTV.

Didn’t this boomberg guy spend $100 million on his own presidential campaign and got 4 delegates from American Somoa? I’m thinking he’s going to get even worse results with this $100 mil. Having a President who can not be bought by the special interests is going to become a bigger factor in who we elect from now on.

“…he should not be getting these numbers against the most anti-Hispanic president in history.”

You’d think that would be THE tip-off to one Florida Democratic operative that Trump isn’t anti-Hispanic after all. But, hey, logic. Smh

I seriously doubt that an unself-aware NYC leftist like Bloomberg can convince Cuban refugees and their descendants to warm up to the VP in the Castro-loving Obama administration even for $100M.

Dems still do not understand “Hispanics” in Florida. They want to lump them in a nicely packaged oppressed minority. I am not going to be the one to explain it to them but Cubans, Puerto Ricans and Mexicans are different and all have good reasons to be opposed to illegal immigration.

In 2016 Hitlary won only a few counties in Florida.
Of the 4.5 million votes she “got”, 1.2 million were in Miami-Dade and Broward. (aprox. 625,000 in Dade and 553,000 in Broward)

I really, really doubt that Biden can pull that off. Drive around South Florida and you’ll find overwhelming support for Trump. There are Trump flags everywhere. Rich and poor alike display Trump flags in their homes and cars.
I don’t remember having seen a single one for Biden.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Exiliado. | September 13, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    Methinks the Biden campaign just “leaked” a couple of million voters in those two counties.

    CNN leaked it to me.

    Snark.

TV and digital ads? So basically what Bloomberg did during his primary campaign and they were so ubiquitous that they became a detriment and even a joke?

Pathetic little midget. Trying to position himself for the next cycle. Out of 60 bil. a 100. mil. is chump change. He knows that if bidet/harass were to win it’ll be eight years before he gets another chance. With Trump its only four. He’s to old to wait eight. Hell, he’s to old to wait four. He’d be 82. No way. Egomania is a pathetic condition.

IMO, this is Blooming throwing away his money. Trying to claw back the 35% or so of Hispanics in Florida who support Trump is a.fools.errand at this point.

Had there been a coordinated effort starting earlier then maybe. Ironically, there wasn’t an earlier version effort partly because Bloomberg diverted some support from Biden. So without a clear cut nominee there wasn’t a d candidate to coalesce around.

Maybe Bloomberg is trying to buy an indulgence?

Bloomberg can give every senator and representative $2 million for just over $1 billion; that’s a lot of influence…

100,000 vs 100,000,0000. Witch hunts, warlock trials, and protests. Curious. They’re playing with a double-edged scalpel.

I’ll tell you what. I can be bought. If Bloomberg gives me the hundred million, I promise to vote for Biden. But not for a penny less.

Ah, the irony. Anyone remember in 2016 when the Democrats were railing against Citizens United and Hillary then stated that she was in favor of amending the First Amendment to address the Citizens United case? Now there’s not a peep from the left about Citizens United.

    Milhouse in reply to Stuytown. | September 15, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    This is not Citizens United, because it’s all his own money, not a corporation. This is Buckley, which confirmed the obvious principle that the “free” in “the freedom of speech and of the press” is as in, well, “free speech”, not as in “free beer”. I.e. speech is no less free just because you paid for it.

    The founding era was when you could pay someone to do your military service for you, so how can anyone imagine the founders would have had a problem with the idea of paying someone to give a speech for you, or to print up or hand out flyers for you?

Angry dwarf.

So a “White” old man billionaire is spending $100 mil to get the damaged White old man crash dummy elected. This is further evidence that biden is the puppet for dems….who spends $100 mil on a damaged tool?

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to NDA. | September 14, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    . . . who spends $100 mil on a damaged tool?

    Someone who knows that the “damaged tool” isn’t going to be around too long after the inauguration before being replaced with someone more to everyone’s liking. ? ?

      I agree. biden has been placeholder from day 1; he has always been dull more so now with his obvious lack of cognition, cognitive delays etc. biden’s financial backers and circle of advisors are not stupid, but they are evil – these dem power brokers picked a senile candidate that they knew they could manipulate with leftist socialist messaging. No other dem candidate would have been as easy to push over as the senile biden.

All he is doing is cycling wealth to the already wealthy media companies. If he is willing to give away $100 million there are many other worthy causes besides his media friends in Florida and Silicon Valley

REPORT:
Trump Agrees to FOUR HOUR Biden Debate Hosted by Joe Rogan https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1305487258036781056

What’s next? Soros out of the closet and publicly spending his $$ to promote biden and the awful lefties who control Bidden? Who has promised what to Bloomberg to loosen his purse strings?

Bloomberg would do well to spend his 100 million on fixing NYC.

Trump is our most PRO-Hispanic president ever. Democrats want Hispanics to enter the country illegally so that their futures can be in Democrat hands. Trump wants Hispanics to enter legally so that they can live as free citizens and make their own choices.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to AlecRawls. | September 14, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    When Biden says anti-Hispanic, he means anti-wetback.

    Milhouse in reply to AlecRawls. | September 15, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    I would have thought that the most pro-Hispanic presidents were Polk and Pierce, who signed the treaties of Guadalupe Hidalgo and Mesilla, which between them granted US citizenship to more Mexicans than probably any other act of any other president in our history.

The same mini-Mike who spent $500 million on his campaign to be scalped by a fake Indian on the debate state. Hat tip to Sean Davis.

Thought Bloomberg died 6 months ago. What a shame we all got fooled .

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