To say that the 2020 Democratic primaries have been haphazard would be an understatement. The slapdash nature of the entire race has called into question the organizational ability of the party itself, and has left 2020 ripe for the picking the same way that 2016 was.
With far too many candidates to start with, and more still entering the crowded field, the left side of the aisle is undoubtedly veering toward a disastrous general election in less than a year’s time.
One of the late entrants to the race, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, was counting on his moderate values and vast personal fortune to catapult him to the top of the heap. This is certainly not been the case, with Bloomberg polling well under double digits nationally and failing to qualify for any of the televised debates thus far.
Now, in what could be one of his final attempts to make waves for 2020, Bloomberg is calling in the cavalry.
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Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign has hired more than 200 staffers to work in 21 states, aides told McClatchy, providing the New York billionaire with the largest organization after the early voting states of any 2020 Democratic candidate.
Bloomberg, a late entrant into the White House race, finalized a fleet of state leadership hires this week, signing on a cadre of former campaign hands to Barack Obama, past presidential and gubernatorial races and national and state party committees.
It means Bloomberg, who is skipping the first four nominating contests in February, now has teams in nine of the 14 Super Tuesday states that vote on March 3, as well as aides in four states that vote in April. The campaign’s beefed up ground game supplement the north of $80 million the former New York City mayor has already spent on TV ads through this week.
The only question now is if this will somehow translate into support for the NYC billionaire, who is polling at 5% nationally according to Real Clear Politics.
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