Mike Bloomberg 2020

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January 26, 2020


Bloomberg to Launch National Jewish Voter Coalition Today (Miami Herald)

After a meeting in Tampa with mayor Jane Castor this morning, Mike Bloomberg will host a kickoff event this afternoon in Miami for “United for Mike,” a coalition of Jewish Americans proudly supporting Mike because they know he is the leader to end the chaos of the Trump presidency. 

Mike will discuss his Jewish upbringing and the values his parents instilled in him, his commitment to Israel, and the strong action he will take as president to reduce the number of anti-Semitic attacks and hate crimes. 

Watch the livestream here at 4pm EST. 

The campaign is preparing to open 20 offices across the Sunshine State, and expects to have 70 staffers in the state starting next week.

“Florida is a key state," said Scott Kosanovich, the Bloomberg campaign’s Florida state director. "We know Donald Trump has no pathway to be reelected that doesn’t go through Florida."

“No other campaign is building an infrastructure like this,” Kosanovich said.

Tweet of the Day.


What I'm Reading.

Coronavirus Worsening: Virus Situation 'Grave' as Lunar New Year Curtailed (AFP)

China's most important celebration has been all but cancelled for at least 56 million people as authorities expanded travel bans across the central Hubei province to try to contain the spread of the virus.

To understand the scale of 56 million people, the New York City metropolitan area has nearly 20 million people. A population the size of three New York metropolitan areas is under lockdown.  

Iraq Update: 34 U.S. Troops Suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries in Iranian Rocket Attack (Military Times)

Falling BehindAs States Add Money to Fix Roads, Experts Say Feds Should Ante Up (New York Times) 

Direct Hit: U.S. Rust-Belt Swing States Lost Manufacturing Jobs in 2019 (Bloomberg)

Trekkie AlertDonald Trump Debuts Official Space Force Logo — It's A Ripoff of Star Trek (The Week)

Like FatherElie Wiesel’s Son, Elisha, Opens Up about Growing Up with World-Famous Holocaust Survivor (New York Post)

Last month, Elisha left a 25-year career at Goldman Sachs to help with Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign to bolster its technology push.

“Now that I moved on from my career on Wall Street, I hope I’m so fortunate enough to find ways to give back and emulate my father by having an impact on the world,” he said.

Grammy Preview: Billie Eilish vs. Lizzo Grammy Face-Off Likely Won't End Up Like Adele vs. Beyonce or Kendrick Lamar vs. Jay-Z (Billboard)
The Grammy Awards show starts tonight at 5PM PT/8PM ET and airs on CBS.  

In Photos: Lunar New Year Celebrated Around the World (Axios)

Instagram of the Day: Watch Mike wish everyone a happy Lunar New Year.

Judge Judy Op-Ed.

Ignoring Bloomberg's Record to Endorse Others Made No Sense (The Hill — Judge Judy)

I fervently believe Mike Bloomberg is the only presidential candidate qualified by governing experience and personal history to lead the United States of America in 2020.

As mayor, he made decisions based on what he thought was best for the people he represented, not on the relentless pressures of special-interest politics. He was and is beholden to no one. Read the entire column here.


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Best of SNL's Weekend Update.

"Am I crazy or was Adam Schiff on my television for 100 hours straight? Even when I turned the TV off, there was still an outline of him burned into the screen." 
— Colin Jost
“Some Republican Senators even brought fidget spinners to play with. I assume this symbolized how the founding fathers are spinning in their graves.”
— Colin Jost
"Democrats spent three days laying out in great detail how they believe President Trump has been the most egregious abuser of power in American history. And then Republicans laid out their defense: the shrug emoji."
— Colin Jost

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