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Bloomberg Pledges $500 Million to End Coal

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Michael Bloomberg “will donate $500 million to a new campaign to close every coal-fired power plant in the United States and halt the growth of natural gas,” the New York Times reports. “The new campaign, called Beyond Carbon, is designed to help eliminate coal by focusing on state and local governments. The effort will bypass Washington, where Mr. Bloomberg has said national action appears unlikely because of a divided Congress and a president who denies the established science of climate change.”

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Bloomberg Commits $500 Million to Defeat Trump

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“Michael Bloomberg is preparing to spend at least $500 million from his own pocket to deny President Trump a second term, according to Democratic operatives briefed on his plans,” Politico reports.“If Bloomberg declines to seek the presidency, his intention is to run an unprecedented data-heavy campaign designed to operate as a shadow political party for the eventual Democratic nominee.”

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Bloomberg Finds Trump “Offensive”

“My objection to Donald Trump is the way he’s filling his current role, in terms of representing the country, in terms of representing the public. There’s an attitude, and a style, and lack of civility that I think is bad for the country, and I find offensive.”

— Michael Bloomberg, quoted by the Washington Post.

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Bloomberg: Presidency Not an ‘Entry-Level Job’

“The presidency is not an entry-level job… And the longer we have a pretend CEO who is recklessly running this country, the worse it’s going to be for our economy and for our security. This is really dangerous.”

— Michael Bloomberg, quoted by the HuffPost.

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Bloomberg Gives Dems Another $10 Million

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Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is giving an additional $10 million to support Democratic candidates in the midterm elections, bringing his total spending in the midterms to $110 million, CBS News reports. Bloomberg donated the money to his super PAC, Independence USA.

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Bloomberg Re-Registers as a Democrat

“At key points in U.S. history, one of the two parties has served as a bulwark against those who threaten our Constitution. Two years ago at the Democratic Convention, I warned of those threats. Today, I have re-registered as a Democrat – I had been a member for most of my life – because we need Democrats to provide the checks and balance our nation so badly needs.”

— Michael Bloomberg announcing on Instagram that he re-registered to vote as a Democrat.

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Bloomberg to Give $20 Million to Support Dem Senate Races

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Michael Bloomberg “will give $20 million to the main Democratic Senate super PAC this week — jolting the national battle for control of the chamber just five weeks away from the midterm elections,” the Washington Post reports.

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Bloomberg Group Aiming to Flip 15 House Seats with $5 Million

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“Everytown for Gun Safety, the group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is rolling out a $5 million digital ad campaign targeting 15 House races, as the group continues heavy investment in the midterm elections,” Politico reports.

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Bloomberg Pledges to Give to Female Candidates

“I will be putting more money into supporting women candidates this cycle than any individual ever has before because if we’re going to win, it’s going to be women that get us there. And I want to do my part.”

— Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, pledging to contribute more money into backing women candidates in the upcoming midterm elections “than any individual ever has before,” The Hill reports.

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Bloomberg: Tax Bill Based on ‘Fantasy’

“CEOs aren’t waiting on a tax cut to ‘jump-start the economy’ — a favorite phrase of politicians who have never run a company — or to hand out raises. It’s pure fantasy to think that the tax bill will lead to significantly higher wages and growth, as Republicans have promised. Had Congress actually listened to executives, or economists who study these issues carefully, it might have realized that. … Instead, Congress did what it always does: It put politics first. After spending the first nine months of the year trying to jam through a repeal of Obamacare without holding hearings, heeding independent analysis or seeking Democratic input, Republicans took the same approach to tax ‘reform’ — and it shows.”

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