Published: Sun, February 09, 2020
Medical | By Mark Scott

Raimondo to Endorse Billionaire Bloomberg for President

Raimondo to Endorse Billionaire Bloomberg for President

His campaign also released a new advertisement that is scheduled to air on cable stations nationwide during President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday.

Other attendees, like Todd Westby, were more upbeat about Bloomberg.

Billionare Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and founder of an technology and media company that bears his name, has received Gov. Gina Raimondo's endorsement for the Democratic presidential nomination.

In related news, Cara Cromwell and Jon Duffy have joined Bloomberg's RI campaign as state director and senior adviser, respectively.

The effort formally kicked off after Bloomberg announced his candidacy in November.

"People ask me, 'Do you really want a general election between two NY billionaires?'" he said.

Raimondo, the first sitting governor to back Bloomberg, has long said she too fears that left-leaning Democrats may struggle in a general election against Trump, who used part of his State of the Union address Tuesday evening to decry socialism. An arm of the campaign is dedicated to organizing these influencers, holding weekly calls to ensure they're briefed on the candidate's policies and activities.

The Democratic presidential contender will visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial before hosting a campaign event at the Oklahoma History Center. "To which I say, 'Who's the other one?'"

"They came because they were curious", said the host, who was surprised by the large turnout. He divides people. I try to unite him.

"Support for Mike grows daily as we open new field offices, engage with Texas voters and share Mike's message", said Ashlea Turner, Bloomberg's Texas state director. The race is getting to the point where supporters and fundraisers will have to "pick their full-time partners", said the donor.

The tone of the overtures has been diplomatic, according to Democrats who have heard from the campaign, but Mr. Bloomberg's emissaries have made plain that they hope officials who are now backing Mr. Biden will move in his direction if the former vice president flags badly in the coming weeks.

Host Erin Burnett asked, "Mayor Bloomberg...has said that if he's not the nominee, he's willing to support whoever is".

"After more than a year of this primary, the field is as unsettled as ever".

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