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Senator Sanders called on Bloomberg and another billionaire tried to buy a position of power at a rally in Iowa for.
Sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., had night, a billionaire in his sights at a campaign event in Iowa on Saturday-and for once it was not President Trump.
“Tonight, we say to Michael Bloomberg, ‘Sorry, you ain’t gonna buy you this election,'” Sanders told a crowd in Coralville, just outside Iowa City. “… Those days are over.”
Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, qualified Friday to be on the ballot in Alabama, the Democratic presidential primary on may 3. March 2020, a date known as Super Tuesday. His team is also planning to file in Arkansas on a Tuesday deadline, and also holds its primary 3. March.
Sanders also excoriated Bloomberg for the prevention of the earliest States on the primary and caucus calendar and is focusing its efforts on States with nominating contests on the Super Tuesday and later in the year, 2020.
“You’re not going to get elected President, and by the avoidance of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada,” said Sanders. “Yes, we don’t have a super PAC, and I’m not worth $52 billion euros.”
The billion-dollar entrepreneurs excluded first 2020 to run, but to rethink began in the last few weeks, citing concerns about the possibility with the current crop of competitors to defeat trump.
Now, the Sanders campaign fundraising from the news. An E-Mail to supporters, began thus: “Have you the news? Mike Bloomberg is filing paperwork to run for President of the United States. Just what America needs, are trying…to buy a billionaire with his wealth, is a choice.”
Bloomberg won win two New York City mayoral elections as a Republican, before a third term as an independent in 2009. In 2018, he changed to a Democrat, his party affiliation, said he was “far away” from the Republican party and the Democrats the “checks and balances wanted” our nation needs so badly.”
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At an earlier campaign stop in Iowa Saturday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, appeared to refer to Bloomberg, if you are the candidate values “, trying to acquire complete, in our political system [by] running as a Republican and now throwing in their hats, since the Democrats both in the field as well.”
“But what we can say here is that, in a democracy, is it not, how much money you have, what should count, whether they vote, whether they caucus, when they turn off,” she continued. “It is the numbers. It is the people. It is a movement.”