With more than $200Million spent?
The former New York City Republican mayor , turned Democrat again will have brought himself a spot with party heavy hitters for the nomination…
Look for him to receive a LOT political incoming from ALL sides….
“Mike is looking forward to joining the other Democratic candidates on stage and making the case for why he’s the best candidate to defeat Donald Trump and unite the country,” campaign manager Kevin Sheekey said in a statement.
And here’s what having Bloomberg at the debate will mean:
- It could suck the oxygen from some of the candidates trying to compete with Bernie Sanders — like Pete Buttigieg (who won Iowa) or Amy Klobuchar (who finished a surprising third in New Hampshire). Indeed, our friends over Politico Playbook write: “Bloomberg vs. Bernie: It’s on.”
- It gives Sanders and Warren the billionaire foil for their policies and worldview.
- And it means that plenty of scrutiny is probably coming Bloomberg’s way. That could hurt him. Or he could survive and thrive — like Donald Trump did in 2015-2016.
Strikingly, Bloomberg isn’t even competing in Nevada’s caucuses; he’s skipping the first four contests.
But he will be on the debate stage tomorrow night….