Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York City mayor running against Sanders from the 2020 Democratic chief, has said he’d maintain his cash flowing to help oust President Donald Trump, no matter whom Democrats nominate.
“Bernie has stated he is going to finance his presidential campaign with small-dollar donations and I believe we could do that. I believe we could increase more than a billion bucks in small-dollar contributions”
Sanders can’t control or dictate exactly what separate groups do on his behalf because campaign finance law prohibits applicants from coordinating plans with external teams. However, Bloomberg’s staff has stated the mogul wouldn’t spend on behalf of a candidate that rejected his aid.
“Bernie stated he did not desire (Bloomberg’s) cash, therefore we’re not likely to. I don’t think that it would be wise to invest on behalf of someone who did not desire it,” Bloomberg senior adviser Howard Wolfson told NBC News following the argument.
“I believe everyone else has stated they want the aid, such as Elizabeth Warren,” Wolfson added. “If Elizabeth Warren is the nominee, we’ll do whatever we can to assist her. Sanders is the 1 candidate who stated he did not need the help”
Bloomberg has spent over $500 million on his presidential campaign so much and said he’d keep a part of his large effort staff up and running along with the TV advertisements running November to assist Democrats in the general election, whether he’s on the peak of the ticket.
Experts say the unprecedented quantity of money Bloomberg appears willing to shell out has the potential to tip the election against Trump, although nobody knows because nobody has attempted to devote the type of cash Bloomberg might.
Sanders, however, railings against billionaires affecting politics and has accused Bloomberg of attempting to purchase the Whtie House.
In a rally in North Carolina earlier this month, Sanders stated, “We consider in conservative democracy: one person, 1 vote not billionaires buying elections”