At the moment it takes you to see this narrative, billionaire media mogul Mike Bloomberg’s effort will have spent roughly $5,000, or even more, dependent on the most recent filing with the Federal Election Commission covering his campaign spending January.
In January alone, the effort spent over $220 million — that works out to just north of $220 million each day, about $300,000 each hour, approximately $5,000 per second and roughly $82 per minute.
Bloomberg is bypassing the initial four voting nations and is seeking to gain delegates beginning on Super Tuesday on March 3. He’s undergone a surge in domestic and statewide surveys in recent weeks before his first argument look on Wednesday.
“Our effort has assembled a nationwide organization that’s engaging Republicans every day about Mike’s listing of taking on tough battles and winning,” Bloomberg campaign manager Kevin Sheekey said. “With more than 2,400 employees across 43 states now, Mike is the only candidate with all the record and tools to create the national infrastructure Democrats will need to conquer Donald Trump.”
The most recent filing showed exactly what the effort had spent through the end of January — a total which included over $250 million in television advertisements and yet another $50 million in electronic advertisements. The effort has spent over $25 million so far on Hawkfish, the effort’s in-house ad-tech startup. As a campaign aide told NBC News, Bloomberg set the startup to counter what he saw because of Republicans’ large advantage in the electronic landscape.
Bloomberg’s spending dwarfs any similar amount spent within such a brief interval during a presidential leader.
The filing comes after Bloomberg was eviscerated on Wednesday’s discussion stage in vegas, especially by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who stumbled on his left and hammered him his previous remarks about girls, non-disclosure his managing of stop-and-frisk in NYC.
“I’d love to chat about who we are running against, a billionaire who predicts girls’fat broads’ and horse-faced lesbians,'” Warren said. “And, no, I am not talking about Donald Trump — I am speaking about Mayor Bloomberg.”
Sheekey said following the argument which Bloomberg took”only 45 minutes in his first discussion in 10 years to receive his thighs on the point,” pointing to his candidate’s performance at the argument’s second hour, where he contrasted Sen. Bernie Sanders’ policy schedule to”communism,” that the Vermont senator known as a”cheap shot”
“He was only warming up tonight,” Sheekey added.