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Michael Bloomberg Might be the Biggest Loser of 2020

Michael Bloomberg Might be the Biggest Loser of 2020

“Mike Bloomberg spent over $1 billion this election cycle, but he doesn’t have much to show for it.”

Remember when former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was a presidential candidate? It already seems like a million years ago.

As you may know, after dropping out, Bloomberg decided to pump millions upon millions of dollars into the election. He might as well have just set it on fire.

Brian Schwartz reports at CNBC:

Mike Bloomberg takes big losses after spending over $100 million in Florida, Ohio and Texas

Billionaire and former presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s more than $100 million investment into three key states fell flat as President Donald Trump appears to have captured all of them.

In the months after Bloomberg dropping out of the Democratic primary, the New York business leader huddled with advisors to plot a spending blitz to help Democratic nominee Joe Biden overtake Trump. It was initially decided that most of a $100 million spend would go toward the pivotal state of Florida. Later he would add Ohio and Texas into the mix.

NBC News is projecting that Trump will defeat Biden in those states. Bloomberg’s team believed that if they spent big in Florida, it would force Trump and his allies to shift resources away from other regions of the country and into the key battleground state.

“Our goal was to make Trump fight for a state he was taking for granted and draw resources from blue-wall states, allowing Joe Biden to become more competitive in those states,” Kevin Sheekey, an advisor to Bloomberg, explained. “To make Trump fight like hell in Florida.”

Yelena Dzhanova of Business Insider has more:

Michael Bloomberg spent $1 billion this election cycle and is coming away with huge losses

Mike Bloomberg spent over $1 billion this election cycle, but he doesn’t have much to show for it.

With a net worth of over $48 billion, Bloomberg ranks 16th on Forbes’ list of richest people in the world. After spending more than $1 billion of his own money on his short-lived presidential bid, Bloomberg spent millions more to back presidential nominee Joe Biden and other Democratic candidates.

He spent over $100 million on television and digital ads in support of Biden in Florida. In Ohio and Texas, Bloomberg bought $15 million worth of TV ads in an effort to boost support for Biden in the two states. These three states, each boasting a significant number of electoral college votes, are considered crucial in the battle between Biden and President Donald Trump. But Biden lost each, rendering ineffective Bloomberg’s heavy spend.

Trump won Florida by less than four percentage points. In Ohio and Texas, the difference was about double what it was in Florida.

Remember all the times Democrats said they wanted big money out of politics? Yeah, that was a lie. In fact, Ian Millhiser of VOX has an idea for how Bloomberg’s millions would be better spent:

Beyond parody.


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Oversoul Of Dusk | November 6, 2020 at 7:36 am

So the idiot Ian Millhiser thinks Bloominidiot should pay 80,000 people to move to Wyoming and vote. Where in Wyoming? Has he ever been to Wyoming? Could he even find it on a map? I bet he’d point to Colorado like most of the coastal leftists do.

Wyoming isn’t Manhattan, with zillions of vacant places to live. It isn’t Detroit, where you can buy a house for a dollar. It isn’t LA, where you can survive outside as long as the taxpayers are providing your needles for free. I doubt 80,000 additional people could find housing with indoor plumbing and electricity in Wyoming. And the sort of people Millhiser needs aren’t likely to rough it.

There might not even be enough available PO boxes in the state to run an 80,000-strong residency scam by mail.

Idiot, idiot, idiot!

I’m all for Bloomberg p!ssing his fortune away on foolish causes, the more the better.

    Mostly it’s just being recycled back through the Democrat machine. I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of it didn’t find its way back to Bloomberg.

Reptilians don’t constitute a large enough constituency to trust the people to decide so they try to buy everyone off. I keep expecting Bloomberg to flit his tongue and wash his eyes.

Wow! Bloomberg could’ve given a million dollars to each person in America and still have Millionaire’s Pocket-Change! – Mara Gay

    nordic_prince in reply to dmo. | November 6, 2020 at 8:49 am

    I sure could have used a million dollars more wisely – been out of work since March thanks to the corona scam, and it’s been tough trying to find work.

He was a massive loser even before 2020.

Maybe a cabinet with Sanders and Warren in it can figure out new taxes to relieve Bloomberg of more of his pocket change.

This country is looking more and more like an oligarchy.

Lucifer Morningstar | November 6, 2020 at 12:07 pm

For some reason I simply can’t care that Bloomberg failed to become the democrat party nominee for president and then managed to spend $1 billion in an attempt to buy the election – and failing miserably.

Wonder how he’s going to like it if Biden becomes president and then the Harris administration immediately raises his taxes because “he isn’t paying his fair share” as a billionaire.

Gonna be fun to watch the rich democrats whine and complain when their taxes go up, up, and up to pay for all those wonderful social programs that the democrats want.

    Unfortunately, the Biden tax hike will affect the multi billionaires like a mosquito bite while small businesses and moderately wealthy people will be damaged.

      Lucifer Morningstar in reply to CapeBuffalo. | November 6, 2020 at 9:45 pm

      True. But if I were a Republican in the House during the 117th session I would be introducing bill after bill that would raise the billionaires taxes considerably and then when Pelosi and the other House democrats failed to consider each one I’d publicly call them out for being the hypocrites they are and that they must be in the pockets of those very billionaires they’ve spent the last four years deriding and criticizing.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | November 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm

“Mike Bloomberg spent over $1 billion this election cycle, but he doesn’t have much to show for it.”

Unfortunately, it won’t put a dent in his lifestyle. And he can look at it as downpayment for favors from Biden and the leftists.

2smartforlibs | November 6, 2020 at 5:56 pm

His as only money the American people are the biggest losers when this wasn’t addressed years ago.