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Bloomberg's $5 Million Ad Spend Tests Waters for 2020 Bid

former new york city mayor michael bloomberg speaks at a gun safety rally in new hampshire.

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By    |   Sunday, 04 November 2018 07:24 PM

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending $5 million for a television advertisement backing Democratic candidates to run in the days ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections, The Hill reported. 

The ad, in which Bloomberg urges voters to support Democrats, first aired Sunday during CBS’s "60 Minutes." It will aire on major broadcast networks again on Monday.

Bloomberg, a possible 2020 candidate for president, said in the ad that “I’ve never been a particularly partisan person. I’ve supported candidates from both sides. But at this moment, we must send a signal to Republicans in Washington that they have failed to lead, failed to find solutions and failed to bring us together. That’s why I’m voting Democratic."

The ad is paid for by Independence USA PAC, a super PAC funded by Bloomberg. 

Bloomberg talked about the recent massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue and other mass shootings, saying in the ad that "at these moments of great national tragedy, we look to Washington to lead, to offer solutions, to bring us together and to appeal to all of us as Americans…. We expect a plan. We expect to be called to a higher purpose, we expect to work together. I don’t hear that call coming from Washington these days. Do you? In fact, I hear the opposite."

He also slammed “fear-mongering over immigration,” emphasizing that “Americans are neither naïve nor heartless, we know that we can be a nation of immigrants while also securing our borders.”

Bloomberg said in a statement about the ad that President Donald Trump and Republicans "are fueling" division.

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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending $5 million for a television advertisement backing Democratic candidates to run in the days ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections, The Hill reported.
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