Michael Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York, is a 2020 presidential candidate for the Democratic Party.
He has plenty of money and is spending it on his campaign but is also open to shelling out $1 billion of his own money to support the Democratic nominee, whoever it may be.
Among Bloomberg supporters, is Judge Judy Sheindlin of TV fame, who believes that Bloomberg is the only candidate that “can stand toe to toe” with President Trump.
She went on to say that Bloomberg is a candidate that she could really root for because he has demonstrated that he could do the job.
But a concern for Bloomberg is to gather his supporters to his campaign events.
From Washington Examiner:
Just 45 people showed up to Bloomberg’s latest rally with TV star Judge Judy Sheindlin in Texas on Saturday, according to the New York Post.
“Unlike everyone else in this race, I think what’s important is beating Donald Trump,” Bloomberg told the sparse crowd of fewer than 50 people in San Antonio.
Bloomberg, 77, has eschewed tradition by entering the race late, forgoing attempts to make the debate stage, spending big out of his personal account, and focusing on the later states in an attempt to gain the 2020 Democratic nomination.
He has bought a $10 million TV spot that will air at this year’s Super Bowl, and his campaign’s digital ad buys are set to outpace Trump 4 to 1.
During his 13-minute stump speech, Bloomberg highlighted efforts to increase teacher pay in New York and his plan to cut carbon emissions. He then attacked Trump, saying he would spend less time tweeting if he were president.