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Bloomberg says hed self-fund possible 2020 White House bid
AP News ^ | 11 Jan 19 | Will Weissert

Posted on 01/11/2019 12:53:19 PM PST by seanmerc

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that if he runs for president, he’ll pay for it himself, defending candidates who use personal riches to bankroll campaigns.

Bloomberg’s comments to reporters in Texas on Friday follow a jab from another top 2020 contender. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently decried the Democratic presidential nomination becoming “one more plaything that billionaires can buy.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2020demprimary; bloomberg; bloomberg2020; dims; dontwasteyourmoney; dumbocrats; fundingtheleft; liberalmeatheads; limousineliberal; michaelbloomberg; mikebloomberg; newyork; newyorkcity; rats
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Go for it! You'd be throwing your money down the toilet.
1 posted on 01/11/2019 12:53:19 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Oh no! Big Gulps are doomed!


2 posted on 01/11/2019 12:55:05 PM PST by dan on the right
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To: seanmerc

Go for it, little Michael!


3 posted on 01/11/2019 12:57:34 PM PST by scottinoc
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Hopefully he will run as an Independent. He will siphon votes from the flawed democratic candidate. Trump may even carry California.


4 posted on 01/11/2019 1:02:33 PM PST by allendale (.)
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He’d siphon votes from both sides. Though likely most of his votes would come from places that know him or would warm to him: CA, IL, NJ, CT, NY... so you may be right.

Perot payback.


5 posted on 01/11/2019 1:04:18 PM PST by TangledUpInBlue
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To: allendale

My money’s on Joe. GO JOE!


6 posted on 01/11/2019 1:04:44 PM PST by AndyJackson
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My money’s on Joe. GO JOE!

I have little doubt that Joe will be the nominee. Not sure who would be his mate, perhaps Kamala.

7 posted on 01/11/2019 1:06:41 PM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: seanmerc

until he can’t self fund no more


8 posted on 01/11/2019 1:07:20 PM PST by conservative98
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Sure Mike, spend all your millions getting the msg out that you want to be president. Spend spend spend but that msg is worth nothing.


9 posted on 01/11/2019 1:09:04 PM PST by Bullish (My tagline ran off with another man.)
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Bloomberg is selling Bloomberg LP, presumably in preparation for 2020. His estimated net worth is $50b. If he merely spent $15b, that would be 10x all of the spending of all of the nomination contests and general election campaigns in 2016 combined. 10x what everyone else spent, combined, was what it took for him to occupy Gracie Mansion for 3 terms in NYC. I’d expect Bloomberg to spend at least billions in a presidential run. As a man who became a multi-billionaire from essentially nothing, and swept aside long-established financial data companies like Thomson and Reuters, Bloomberg is a formidable personality.


10 posted on 01/11/2019 1:11:01 PM PST by Zhang Fei (They can have my pitbull when they pry his cold dead jaws off my ass.)
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[Hopefully he will run as an Independent. He will siphon votes from the flawed democratic candidate. Trump may even carry California.]


Bloomberg’s a sharp cookie. He will run as a Dem or not at all.


11 posted on 01/11/2019 1:12:21 PM PST by Zhang Fei (They can have my pitbull when they pry his cold dead jaws off my ass.)
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Gee, it would be too bad if he spent his fortune on the election and lost.


12 posted on 01/11/2019 1:12:21 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: Bullish
Actually Bloomberg has billions, not just millions, and he owns a cable TV network. He is very BORING and nanny-state bossy, both of which will suppress enthusiasm for his candidacy.
13 posted on 01/11/2019 1:13:35 PM PST by Freee-dame (Best election ever! 2016)
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To: seanmerc

An idiot for a client....


14 posted on 01/11/2019 1:13:41 PM PST by Zarro (It is time to end the Mueller Witch Hunt. End it now.)
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I have little doubt that Joe will be the nominee. Not sure who would be his mate, perhaps Kamala.

hehehe, i can hardly wait for the first photo session together and he inappropriately fondles her.


15 posted on 01/11/2019 1:15:54 PM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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Not sure I want to watch Joe’s hands on style of leadership with her has running mate.


16 posted on 01/11/2019 1:17:53 PM PST by AndyJackson
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Yes, he’s one of the main constituents funding attacks against our Second Amendment. The next Supreme Court justice had better be the best we can be sure of and not a political correctness pick.


17 posted on 01/11/2019 1:24:27 PM PST by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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I will say this for him, he’s got a lot of money.


18 posted on 01/11/2019 1:48:59 PM PST by babble-on
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If Michael Bloomberg wins the first few Democratic primaries — Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina — he’ll be the odds-on favorite to win the nomination.

And winning the early primaries shouldn’t take more than a few $billion.


19 posted on 01/11/2019 1:57:43 PM PST by humbleexpert
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Somebody should attend one of his events and yell “Can you please stand up?” when he’s actaully standing up and talking.


20 posted on 01/11/2019 2:02:04 PM PST by 38special (For real, y'all.)
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