Joe Biden’s former rival for Democratic Party presidential nomination Michael Bloomberg donates $100 million to bolster Biden’s campaign in the state of Florida, key to the November 3 presidential election facing Biden and current president Donald Trump.
The donation comes at a time when President Donald Trump is a favorite in the Hispanic vote in the state of Florida, according to the latest polls.
The results of new polls show a virtual tie between Trump and Biden in Florida; but in the Latino vote in the Sunshine State, Trump outperforms Biden struggling to attract Hispanic voting in this territory, yet the former vice president’s projections toward regimes like those in Cuba and Venezuela “could be taking charge of Biden” with the Hispanic vote.
Michael Bloomberg donates to intensify democrats’ efforts in Florida
New York’s billionaire and former mayor is offering his help at a time when Democrats intensify their efforts in Florida, one of six crucial states, in the presidential race to the White House.
If Biden wins Florida, Trump’s path to getting the Election College’s 270 votes to re-election would be extremely complicated.
Bloomberg, a millionaire and former mayor of New York, would have decided to contribute this sum after it transcended that Trump intended to contribute his own funds – he is also a millionaire – to bolster his re-election campaign, according to Bloomberg’s sources of the environment cited by ‘The Washington Post’.
“If we need more, I’ll put it personally as I did last time in the primaries”
Trump said last week during an act at Andrews Base.
Republicans, however, are confident in that state, noting that they advanced in the 2018 elections and saw a major turnout in 2016. They have invested millions of dollars in Florida, especially in campaigns to attract Latinos in a state whose demographic diversity makes political work expensive.
At the same time, an indication arose that Bloomberg’s investment has “alarmed” Republicans, as Trump sent a tweet Sunday morning criticizing the ex-mayor and recalling that Bloomberg was criticized in a debate during the Democratic primary.
This same Sunday Trump referred to Bloomberg’s twitter donation to boost Biden’s Florida campaign.
“I thought Mini Mike had ended Democratic politics after spending nearly $2 billion and after the worst performance in a debate, the most inept in presidential policy history. Pocahontas ended his political career on the first question. It’s over! Instead, save New York”
In a second message, Trump wonders how “no one has ever challenged Mini Mike (…) in the things he sells, so normal. Did you use your position as mayor of New York to create what is now a monopoly?” raised the White House tenant?
In the past year Bloomberg donates $10 million to the House Majority PAC to help the most vulnerable Democrats for re-election and two million more to revitalize the foundations in key states for the November election. It would also have committed several million more to support Democratic congressmen in the coming months in order to keep the majority in the House.
In his campaign for the Democratic nomination he spent $1 billion in a few months, but was eventually dismissed in the process in which Biden was elected.
A new poll, this time sponsored by Fox News, considered akin to Trump, was published on Sunday, in which Biden beats Trump by five points (51-46 percent).
Biden is the favorite among women, city residents, seniors, millennials, Hispanics and African-Americans, while Trump is the most supported among whites, men, rural voters, white Catholics, veterans and members of generation X.
I thought Mini Mike was through with Democrat politics after spending almost 2 Billion Dollars, and then giving the worst and most inept Debate Performance in the history of Presidential Politics. Pocahontas ended his political career on first question, OVER! Save NYC instead. https://t.co/WgbVvEUt2N
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2020
“There are so many important issues”
This week, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris toured Doral and Miami Gardens in an attempt to attract the Hispanic vote. In Doral, he spoke a few words in Spanish in an attempt to attract the Latin vote.
In Doral, Harris visited an Arepas restaurant, took selfies with some customers, but did not hear what he talked to them about because of the masks on their faces. The candidate then approached another table where she exchanged greetings with three other Venezuelans. “Thank you, thank you“, he told them in Spanish, to continue in English: “There are so many important issues” he said. With them she also took selfies, then Harris and her husband ordered arepas to take away.