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Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:06 AM

Bloomberg to spend up to $100 million to beat Trump in Florida


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Daniel Uhlfelder
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Bloomberg to spend up to $100 million to beat Trump in Florida

Bloomberg to spend up to $100 million to beat Trump in Florida
politico.com

https://t.co/HxfLRjdDBu?amp=1

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Reply Bloomberg to spend up to $100 million to beat Trump in Florida (Original post)
soothsayer Sep 13 OP
SheltieLover Sep 13 #1
left-of-center2012 Sep 13 #39
Thekaspervote Sep 13 #49
Trumpocalypse Sep 13 #52
bluewater Sep 13 #54
tavernier Sep 13 #2
SayItLoud Sep 13 #44
tavernier Sep 13 #47
smirkymonkey Sep 13 #3
spanone Sep 13 #4
honest.abe Sep 13 #5
still_one Sep 13 #15
PTWB Sep 13 #40
Trumpocalypse Sep 13 #50
Gore1FL Sep 13 #45
honest.abe Sep 13 #61
Thekaspervote Sep 13 #51
honest.abe Sep 13 #6
soothsayer Sep 13 #7
honest.abe Sep 13 #10
Native Sep 13 #13
George II Sep 13 #20
Poiuyt Sep 13 #37
GoCubsGo Sep 13 #8
JI7 Sep 13 #24
GoCubsGo Sep 13 #27
yellowdogintexas Sep 13 #33
bucolic_frolic Sep 13 #9
calguy Sep 13 #11
beachbumbob Sep 13 #12
SammyWinstonJack Sep 13 #23
appalachiablue Sep 13 #25
yellowdogintexas Sep 13 #35
beachbumbob Sep 13 #38
Walleye Sep 13 #14
JudyM Sep 13 #18
soothsayer Sep 13 #19
appalachiablue Sep 13 #28
appalachiablue Sep 13 #26
yellowdogintexas Sep 13 #36
Thekaspervote Sep 13 #48
Salviati Sep 13 #55
JudyM Sep 13 #16
mitch96 Sep 13 #17
Kitchari Sep 13 #21
JustGene Sep 13 #22
whopis01 Sep 13 #29
DFW Sep 13 #30
WinstonSmith4740 Sep 13 #42
no_hypocrisy Sep 13 #31
greymattermom Sep 13 #32
Illumination Sep 13 #34
left-of-center2012 Sep 13 #41
Post removed Sep 13 #43
Thekaspervote Sep 13 #46
Trumpocalypse Sep 13 #53
dlk Sep 13 #56
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 13 #57
Blue Owl Sep 13 #58
Gothmog Sep 13 #59
UTUSN Sep 13 #60
Gothmog Sep 13 #62

Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:08 AM

1. Hoping...

One never knows with him.🤞🤞🤞

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 10:13 AM

39. He's spent millions in the past supporting Dem candidates

We should be thankful.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #39)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 10:49 AM

49. Exactly!!

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #52)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 10:56 AM

54. Exactly!

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:12 AM

2. Thanks Mike!

We need it... all we see are Rump signs.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 10:29 AM

44. The signs in Florida used to ruin my day, then

I came to the realization that signs are 20th Century politics. Money is much better spent reaching masses rather than bike riders, dog walkers and a few cars riding by. A sign doesn't change a point of view. A sign is clutter and waste on a planet that has too much of both. Oh, and also these signs tell me where assholes live and to never visit them or buy any of their products, services or food.

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Response to SayItLoud (Reply #44)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 10:44 AM

47. Good point.

When I walk in the morning and evening I pass them, and I always “accidentally” drop my hand held mask so that I bend over and BUTT salute the signage. Makes me feel better.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:12 AM

3. Hope he comes through.

We could really use his help right now.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:14 AM

4. Mike Bloomberg to spend AT LEAST $100 million in Florida to benefit Joe Biden

Last edited Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:32 AM - Edit history (1)

Washington Post

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.

Bloomberg made the decision to focus his final election spending on Florida last week, after news reports that Trump had considered spending as much as $100 million of his own money in the final weeks of the campaign, Bloomberg’s advisers said. Presented with several options on how to make good on an earlier promise to help elect Biden, Bloomberg decided that a narrow focus on Florida was the best use of his money.

The president’s campaign has long treated the state, which Trump now calls home, as a top priority, and his advisers remain confident in his chances given strong turnout in 2016 and 2018 that gave Republicans narrow winning margins in statewide contests.

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


--Paywall--https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bloomberg-money-florida-biden/2020/09/12/af51bb50-f511-11ea-bc45-e5d48ab44b9f_story.html

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:17 AM

5. Fantastic! I hope the Bloomberg naysayers are satisfied now.

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Response to honest.abe (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:38 AM

15. Are you kidding me, the naysayers are still expressing skepticism that he will follow through, while

there is absolutely no evidence that he won’t

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Response to still_one (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 10:16 AM

40. Didn't he initially say he was going to spend $1 billion to defeat Trump?

Has he spent anywhere close to that? Did he end up admitting that wasn’t true?

I suspect that’s where the skepticism originates.

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Response to PTWB (Reply #40)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 10:49 AM

50. And don't forget

That he promised to keep his staff and local offices in place though the election. Then he closed all the offices and fired all the staffers, taking away their health insurance in the middle of a pandemic.

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Response to honest.abe (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 10:30 AM

45. I am glad he isn't our nominee.

I'll take his money. I'll take his help.

The Democratic party doesn't need his influence.

The same can be said for the Lincoln Project. I love their ads but don;t want them making policy.



So chalk me up as a satisfied naysayer, I guess?

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Response to Gore1FL (Reply #45)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:41 PM

61. I dont think he is trying to influence policy at all.

He simply wants Trump to lose and Biden to win.

That is good enough for me.

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Response to honest.abe (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 10:51 AM

51. Same here!! Love him or hate him he's actively working to save the country

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:19 AM

6. The WP article says "Bloomberg plans to spend at least $100 million in Florida"..

not "up to 100 million".

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Response to honest.abe (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:19 AM

7. That's even better!

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:25 AM

10. This is huge because if we win Florida, we win.

Also, I think the stories of Hispanics in south FL moving to Trump was probably due to massive Spanish language ads by the Trump campaign. This Bloomberg money can counter that.

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Response to honest.abe (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:37 AM

13. Exactly. Trump has no electoral path to victory if he can't take Florida. This is great news!

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Response to honest.abe (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:48 AM

20. Political is known to downplay anything positive coming from a Democrat. A subtle...

...difference in words like that makes a BIG difference in the perception.

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Response to honest.abe (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:49 AM

37. This Politico article says "Bloomberg to spend up to $100 million to beat Trump in Florida"

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg announced Sunday he would spend as much as $100 million in Florida to defeat President Donald Trump in his must-win state.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/13/bloomberg-florida-trump-biden-413122

Either way, it's significant and appreciated.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:20 AM

8. Here's hoping that Tom Steyer follows suit in other states.

And, any other billionaires who want The Asshole gone.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:59 AM

24. Tom Steyer does not have anything close to what Bloomberg has although he is wealthy still

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Response to JI7 (Reply #24)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:04 AM

27. He's worth over a billion dollars.

He can still put up tens of millions of dollars without it putting much of a dent in his bottom line.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:31 AM

33. Arizona would be a good start for Steyer.

or even down here in Texas. This race is far tighter than anyone ever believed it could be, plus we have some Congressional, judicial and State Legislative races that are leaning Democratic or were flipped last election. Not to mention Cornyn

If Texas goes blue for Biden, he is going to pull a lot of these races with him. Even if #45 squeaks out a win, the Democrats down ballot will benefit.



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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:23 AM

9. Once the election is over the campaign cash spigot will stop supporting the covid economy

and imagine what covid's done to the underground economy. Yes they keep telling us everything is roaring, but a large part of that is build-out of the covid workplace - home gig computing and cars to avoid public transit. I hear used cars in particular are in short supply and prices are way up.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:28 AM

11. Excellent strategy

If we win Florida, from the models I've seen, there is virtually no viable path for trump. Trump said he's thinking about putting up his own money, he won't.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:33 AM

12. need the Social Security and Medicare ads running now in Florida and 5 or 6 other redstates

no excuse not to have them go up NOW

too many people do not understand FICA/payroll taxes and funding of SS and medicare and when you permanent stop collecting the taxes, the programs will die in less than 2 years as this the backdoor way to end a program. GOP has done similar things all across america

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:57 AM

23. +1000000!

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:00 AM

25. Ads should already be airing esp. in FL. People don't

understand the role of payroll taxes/Fica in funding SS and Medicare, correct.

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:34 AM

35. I have a recurring nightmare of our SocSec benefits going down

We are well past contributing to the fund except for the occasional side gig (like my current work with the Census) but the fund needs that infusion of $$ from current workers to continue to pay us and there will be nothing left for the future retirees.

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #35)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:53 AM

38. if FICA taxes aren't paid, there is NO social security or medicare, PERIOD starting in 2023

and why trump told his crowd yesterday the military will vote for him as they won;t want to "repay" the FICA taxes Jan 1, 2021. HIs intent is to kill SS/Medicare. A wetdream of hardcore right since FDR days

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:37 AM

14. Maybe fund some of the fines the ex felons need to pay to vote?

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Response to Walleye (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:41 AM

18. We were having the same thought at the same time.



That’s an easy fix right out of the gate!

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Response to Walleye (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:45 AM

19. It's complicated though, right? They don't know what they owe

And no one will tell them, I’ve read

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #19)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:06 AM

28. That's what I've read, deliberate obfuscation, obstruction.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:04 AM

26. A major issue that's been known for months,

esp. the need for major financial resources to pay off the debts, poll tax.

Better get moving on this, there's also uncertainty about the amount of debt. All to obfuscate, obstruct.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:36 AM

36. Didn't Kobe Bryant announce he would pay those fines

Or one of the NBA stars.

Or did I dream it?

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #36)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 10:48 AM

48. I think it was LaBron James. See the link below to give to a project that is also laying fines

They have currently already paid over 32k in fines

https://floridarrc.com/education/

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #48)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 11:02 AM

55. Make that 3.2 million paid out, not 32K

They've raised 3.5 million out of their 10 million goal, including a 100K donation from the Miami Dolphins.

Add your donation to the total here:

I kicked in a bit yesterday, I'm no Bloomberg, but every bit helps...

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/florida-rights-restoration-coalition--frrc--1?utf8=%E2%9C%93&amount=&commit=Contribute

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:39 AM

16. Been waiting for this to happen. He can start by paying off the disenfranchised ex-felon fees.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:40 AM

17. Need to hit on the Latino vote in So Fla and the PR vote around Orlando.. ............. nt

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:52 AM

21. K&R n/t

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:56 AM

22. rump will have a tantrum about this

Bloomberg is a Real billionaire.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:07 AM

29. He should do it soon. Ballots are sent out in less than a week. n/t

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:13 AM

30. While the Trump campaign has proven that having tons of money doesn't mean it will be well spent

I suspect that Bloomberg will keep an eye on his money making sure that it IS well spent. Not only on campaign aides flying first class, staying at the Four Seasons and eating at 5 star restaurants on his nickel. The Republicans can't figure out why they're behind after spending a billion dollars so far, letting staffers act as if they were the billionaires.

$100 million still won't guarantee that Florida goes for us, especially if Bloomberg is unwilling to engage in the bribery and voter fraud that Republicans consider SOP. However, if it is wisely spent, generating ads in English and Spanish that will register with targeted swing communities, it could well make the difference. Democrats should feel a lot better about Bloomberg contributing $100 million to a campaign than Republicans should feel about Sheldon Adelson contributing $100 million to some campaign, because more of Bloomberg's money will go for the cause to which he donated it--a LOT more. The people of Florida will certainly be better off if it works. The old saying is certainly true: if you want to live like a Republican, vote for a Democrat.

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Response to DFW (Reply #30)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 10:19 AM

42. I welcome any help we can get from him and any other wealthy donors.

I just hope they spend it right. We all know that Trump is a horrible person...ads aren't necessary to tell us that. I've been saying for a while that advertising is one thing...getting people to the polls is another. These guys, including Steyer, Soros, and whoever else can write big checks, also need to sponsor some sort of transportation to get people to the polls. Rethugs have been closing down polling places to make it more difficult for people to access them, so let's drive them across town if necessary. Run ads encouraging people to check their voter registration so there's no surprise on election day. Demanding a new form of ID? Sponsor a fund that will pay the fees. People standing in line for hours? Here's some folding chairs and water. Trump will have goons at the polls to intimidate people. I'm sure security can be hired on our side to counter them.

We already know Trump will stop at nothing to stay in power. He's ignorant as dirt, but he's not stupid. He knows he's subject to arrest as soon as Biden takes the oath. Sorry, but this not the time to "go high". We're gonna have to be willing to get dirty on this one, because there won't be another if he cheats his way back in.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:17 AM

31. Hey Sheldon Adelson, will you meet that bet and raise?

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:24 AM

32. Trolling Trump by actually spending that amount.

Bloomberg can spend whatever he wants, maybe 100 million in every swing state. I love it that he named the amount.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:33 AM

34. Wonderful & greatly appreciated! It must be done A.S.A.P. though...

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 10:16 AM

41. Why do some here still attack Bloomberg?

He's spending MILLIONS of his money to help Biden.

Be thankful.

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Sun Sep 13, 2020, 10:44 AM

46. That's disgusting! What are you doing to support the Dems?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #41)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 10:56 AM

53. Telling the truth about Bloomberg

is not attacking him.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 11:03 AM

56. Texas and its 38 electoral votes is worth investing in

Texas is a purple state and with more investment could be turned blue. People are moving there in droves; over half a million per year, many from California. Beto has been doing excellent work registering voters and I think it’s a mistake to write off those 38 electoral votes. Granted, the oil and gas industry is deeply entrenched there, however, in Houston for example, there are more workers there in tech and the arts than O&G. I think the general perspective on Texas could use updating.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 12:30 PM

57. Good

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 12:39 PM

58. 'Twould be most excellent!

n/t

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 12:50 PM

59. Bloomberg to spend "at least" $100 million and not up to $100 million

Politico got it wrong

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 01:09 PM

60. K&R

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:35 PM

62. This amuses me

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