Skip to comments.Bloomberg: I'd use 'only my own money' for potential 2020 bid
Posted on 01/11/2019 12:32:53 PM PST by yesthatjallen
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday that his campaign will be self-funded if he runs for president in 2020.
"I ran three times. I used only my own money so I didn't have to ask anybody what they wanted in return for a contribution,"Bloomberg told reporters in Texas, according to Chron.
"And, if I ran again, I would do the same thing. I think not having to adjust what you say and what you work on based on who financed your campaign is one of the things that the public really likes."
"I understand not everybody can be self-funded but those that can, I think, should," he added.
Bloomberg, who won elections in New York City as a Republican and independent, is considering a presidential run as a Democrat.
He has said he'll decide by February on whether or not to pursue the nomination.
If he does, Bloomberg might join a crowded field of Democratic hopefuls including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kamala Harris (D-Ca.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.).
Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Tx.) and former vice president Joe Biden may also be in contention.
In the current D party, they only approve when you spend someone else’s money, he has no chance.
He won’t run, not for 1% of the vote.
Ain’t no white guy gonna run as a Democrat no way no how!
Sorry Bloomie - it’s brown ovaries or nothing for the Dems.
This unlikable soda-Nazi actually thinks he has a shot.
Shaking my head.
Just watch video of his face when the deaf-signing lady does her work years ago. He is livid. She’s stealing his press conference.
Shows what a jerk Bloomberg truly is.
Wouldn’t that be “buying the presidency”?
Douchebag Bloomberg has as much of a chance to be POTUS as a ham sandwich.
And it would all go to leftists as you lose your bid since no one will vote for you on either side.
They still don’t understand how Trump won the election.
Uh oh.....stock up on your Big Gulps, now!
He has money working for him all over the place. He won’t run because of the money angle.
Bloomberg / Robert Reich 2020
(The Ticket that Dwarfs all others)
Sure Bloomy, and pigs fly too.
If he says he will run, ask him to show how different he is from Trump by releasing his complete IRS records.
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