If he was to get the nomination from the Democrats ?
There would little doubt the figure would be well OVER a cool Billion….
He has already spent 10 times the amount any other Democrat has spent…
He is using his OWN money….
He IS worth tens of billions….
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s contribution to his presidential run neared the half-billion-dollar mark by the start of this month, as he plowed gargantuan sums into advertising and hired hundreds of staffers, new campaign finance filings show.
The billionaire, who is self-funding his campaign, had contributed $463.8 million to his campaign as of the end of last month, a new Federal Election Commission filing shows. The majority of that amount has been spent on television, radio and digital advertising, and has propelled Mr. Bloomberg into the top tier of candidates in national polls.
The latest filing shows $409 million of that total went to pay bills between late November and the end of January—before Mr. Bloomberg made the decision to ramp up his ad spending.
The campaign is pouring resources into the 14 states that will vote on March 3, the so-called Super Tuesday, where more than one-third of Democratic delegates will be awarded.
By the end of January, the campaign, which had 1,000 staffers employed, had paid $9.1 million in payroll and nearly $2 million in corporate housing for its staffers. It also had opened 105 offices across the country, after reporting only eight at the end of December.
The campaign now has more than 2,400 staffers.
Mr. Bloomberg’s campaign also spent $7.4 million on polling since launching his presidential bid and about $2 million on transportation, including charter flights and use of his company’s plane….
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