Democratic Presidential Nominee Mike Bloomberg Opens Edgewater Campaign Office


Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter warms up the crowd at the National Constitution Center for Democratic Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg. For us non-billionaires who try to make ends meet on monthly checks, that seems like an enormous amount of money, and it is.

"Mike Bloomberg is everything President Trump isn't", she said.

The former NY mayor is running for president and spending millions on advertising.

"Support for Mike grows daily as we open new field offices, engage with Texas voters and share Mike's message", said Ashlea Turner, Bloomberg's Texas state director. "He can't control himself because he thinks I'm going to beat him".

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Charlotte Clymer, a spokeswoman for the Human Rights Campaign, a LGBTQ advocacy group, called Bloomberg's comments "deeply disgusting and disqualifying" and demanded an apology.

Bloomberg's campaign said 1,100 people attended the rally.

"Trans people were living openly in the Midwest long before Bloomberg woke up one morning and chose to start buying elections", Clymer tweeted Thursday, referring to the billionaire businessman's heavy spending on his presidential campaign. After vowing to name the Flyers mascot Gritty as his vice president, he addressed the "elephant in the room". "Two billionaires?" asked Bloomberg, whose $54 billion fortune is documented. But the early indications from Iowa suggested that the former vice president was highly unlikely to win the state.

Previously registered as a Republican and an independent before becoming a Democrat in 2018, Bloomberg is a controversial figure in some circles.

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Bloomberg will hold a campaign organizing event later today at Alabama State University.

Bloomberg is planning to expand his staff to at least 2,000 personnel nationwide and to double his ad spending in the television markets, where he's now airing commercials touting his candidacy, a senior campaign official confirmed to CBS News.

His campaign says he will have 125 offices by the week's end and staffers in 40 states and territories, including 450 workers in the battlegrounds of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Arizona, Florida and MI.

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