Bloomberg Admits he “Bought” the 2018 Election for House Democrats
Former New York City Mayor and billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg admitted last night that he spent millions to buy back control of the House of Representatives for the Democrat party.
During the disastrous Democratic debate in Charleston, S.C., Bloomberg said, “Let’s just go on the record. They talk about 40 Democrats, 21 of those were people that I spent $100 million to help elect. All of the new Democrats that came in, put [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi in charge, and gave the Congress the ability to control this president, I bought — I got them.”
The Blaze points out that while Bloomberg attempted to correct his statement towards the end of his comments, a 2018 New York Times article reported that “Overall spending by Mr. Bloomberg and his organizations in the 2018 elections topped $122 million, an amount that also includes donations to help Senate candidates and progressive organizations.”
Bloomberg has been accused of buying his way into the election after the DNC changed its rules in order to allow him to qualify for the debates after he entered the race late.
Last week, Bongino.com reported was reported that Bloomberg is now the “highest spending candidate” for president in history after pledging to spend billions to beat President Trump.
Newsbusters reported that Advertising Analytics, a company which analyzes ad spending, tweeted yesterday that Bloomberg was the “highest spending presidential candidate of all time. According to our data, he has spent $338.7M on traditional media, surpassing @BarackObama‘s 2012 record of $338.3M.”
Bloomberg personally invested $401 million into his presidential campaign in the first three months of his candidacy, spending $180 million in the first month.
NBC reported earlier this month that Bloomberg spent over $1 million a day on Facebook ads in a two week span–five times more than the Trump campaign spent in the same period and three times more than what Trump spent during the 2016 campaign.
Last month, Fox News reported that Bloomberg was prepared to spend as much as $2 billion on his own campaign or to help the eventual Democratic nominee defeat President Trump in the 2020 election.