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Pelosi Says Having Bloomberg in the Primaries Will be Positive

At a press conference last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi welcomed former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg into the Democratic presidential primary, saying that, “As far as Michael Bloomberg is concerned, I think that his involvement in this campaign will be a positive one.”

As the highest-ranking Democrat in Congress, Pelosi has steered clear of taking sides in the primary contest. But when pressed about the nearly $300 million that Bloomberg has spent in the race, Pelosi didn’t hesitate to praise the former mayor.

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Bloomberg’s role in the 2018 campaign was, indeed, a positive one for Democrats — and for Pelosi herself. A New York Times analysis found that Bloomberg spent more than $41 million boosting Democrats in 24 House races last cycle; Democrats won 21 of those races.

In the midterm elections, Democrats flipped the GOP-controlled House for the first time in eight years, and Pelosi soon reclaimed her Speaker’s gavel.

“She partly owes her gavel to Mayor Bloomberg and his spending last cycle,” said a senior House Democratic source.

Meanwhile, Bloomberg continues to build momentum, and call upon some of the equity he has built up with his fortune with Democrats on Capitol Hill.

Establishment Democrats in Congress are buzzing about the former New York City mayor and wealthy business titan, whose late entry into the White House race and pledge to spend as much as $1 billion of his personal fortune to defeat Donald Trump has thrown a wild card into the party’s crowded primary.

Last week the former mayor — who has yet to have appeared on the debate stage, nor even be on the ballots in the early caucuses and primaries—garnered some major endorsements.

On Wednesday, Bloomberg landed endorsements from a trio of Congressional Black Caucus members — Reps. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) and Lucy McBath (D-Ga.), and Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) — just a day after he came under fire for a 2015 recording of him defending the controversial policing policy known as stop and frisk, used in New York when he was mayor.

On Thursday, House Ethics Committee Chairman Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) jumped on the Bloomberg bus. The 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School took place in Deutch’s district, and he said Bloomberg’s fight against gun violence helped win his support just a day before the two-year anniversary of the mass shooting.

The four announcements bring the number of Bloomberg’s House endorsements to 13. More than half of those endorsements have come in the past week alone, as Bloomberg has risen to third place in national polling, behind Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden, who had disappointing finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Speculation is increasing over whether Bloomberg will be allowed to participate in next week’s Las Vegas primary debate after the Democratic National Committee (DNC) opened the stage to the former New York City mayor.

The DNC scrapped a donor threshold requirement that has kept the self-funded candidate out of the previous debates. Now, with the funding threshold removed, he needs just one more state or national poll putting him over 10 percent to qualify.

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18 Comments on this post.
  • wayne weaver
    18 February 2020 at 5:06 pm
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    YA YOU THINK SO THIS MAN TOLD A LADY TO KILL HER BABY WHAT A ASS . I WOULD NEVER VOTE FOR A MAN LIKE THAT . AND THE OTHER THING HE HAS DONE MAKE OUR GREAT PRESIDENT ( A CHURCH GOING MAN ) AND PENCE CHURCH GOING MAN WHY WOULD I VOTE FOR ANY ONE OTHER AND CAN WE DO THING FASTER NOV 3 2020 I RELY DON’T WHAT TO SEE THEM ANY MORE >

    • Virginia Siefkes
      19 February 2020 at 8:34 pm
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      A lie like all the Trump and Republicans tell

  • Helga
    18 February 2020 at 5:39 pm
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    So Pelosi owes the Speakership to Bloomberg? Enough reason to bury them both with anti votes!!

  • Steve
    18 February 2020 at 5:52 pm
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    Of course pelosi welcomes Bloomberg , he is a NWO organized crime criminal just like the rest of the liberal organized crime criminals like Pelosi herself !

  • Larry
    18 February 2020 at 6:13 pm
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    Got to give the Democrats credit for changing the rules so everyone can see they’re doing what claim to despise.
    American is not for sale!

  • CHRIS HINES
    18 February 2020 at 6:31 pm
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    Thank you mini Mike for pumping hundreds of millions into our economy which is only making Trump looked great. Keep up pumping the money in, too bad your going nowhere.

  • Laura Wagner
    18 February 2020 at 6:50 pm
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    Just more proof as to how corrupt the DNC has become. All someone has to do is spend lots of money for the dems to lay down and spread their butt cheeks. The main problem with that is we the people are the ones to be screwed…

  • MIKE OKELLY
    18 February 2020 at 8:16 pm
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    he is gonna try to buy the election,then forced his commie crap on us. there will be a revolt real soon

  • Elaine Bobula
    18 February 2020 at 8:32 pm
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    This guy is a complete moron saying old people that are sick should just die and farmers are not that great because it doesn’t take that much to plant a seed. What is he smoking. If it weren’t for farmers there wouldn’t be any food. As far as the old people dying without medical help he is the son of the devil and of course Pelosi would be on his side, isn’t she old also. If it weren’t for the elderly there would be no country. What a warped mine he has.

  • Anne Gerrard
    18 February 2020 at 9:08 pm
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    The only thing positive about him is that he is a very rich white man who is buying the White House. Other than that he has absolutely no idea what the rest of the country does or feels, he is totally out of touch with the American people. He thinks he can buy anything he wants including the presidency. I call that cheating but I guess he in the right party for that.

  • Linda
    18 February 2020 at 9:33 pm
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    Bloomberg may be rich, but he is dum as a box of rocks. Does not need to be running for President. Pelosi is evil and bad but Bloomberg is worse. He talks to hear his tongue rattle, but is a snake in the grass.

  • Captain Cross
    18 February 2020 at 10:52 pm
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    Add to the beginning of the headline – In desperation for a good candidate – Pelosi…

  • Charles Ellis
    18 February 2020 at 11:18 pm
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    When are they going to get rid of Pelosi?

  • Lorraine Kemer
    19 February 2020 at 3:05 am
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    If pelosi is praising Bloomberg for getting in the race, then they are 2 peas in a pod—both crooked people. She thanks him for giving her back the gavel and flipping the house in 2018. She doesn’t realize the house was flipped before all the people caught on to the bogus hoaxes from the Left. Now, people have wised up and see the true colors of Pelosi and her cohorts. So, go ahead Mike Bloomberg, spend money like it’s water–you will never beat DJT.
    TRUMP/Pence 2020 MAGA and KAG

  • Linda Parker
    19 February 2020 at 3:48 am
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    Well, just goes to prove the saying, birds of a feather flock together, and it certainly applies to all the buzzards that have come to roost around Bloomberg, as no matter what he does or says, if he’s a sociocrat, he’s part of the buzzard flock!

  • Dan
    19 February 2020 at 1:56 pm
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    All they care about is his bank account and his money that funds their machine. Wouldn’t it be great if Mikey the snob would just take his money and help the poor instead of the media by way of advertising?

  • Florida Bob
    19 February 2020 at 3:57 pm
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    Nancy “Piglosi” sucks !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Robert Urie
    19 February 2020 at 5:48 pm
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    Any one that PELOSI recommends should be questioned. After her attempts to oust our President should speak much for her usefulness in Congress. For all reports how she does nothing for the CA district she represents should tell us a lot about her.

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