Klobuchar, Sanders slam Bloomberg over the multi-million-dollar-ad-buy

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The former mayor of the speech comes after re-emerging as a potential 2020 presidential candidate.

HENNIKER, N. H. — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar is not pulling all the punches when it comes to likely by 2020 nomination rival Mike Bloomberg.

“I literally believe that people want something different than other wealthy person in the White house. I believe that in my heart,” the Democratic Minnesota senator told reporters on Friday after holding a town hall in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of New Hampshire.

Klobuchar the comments came after a few hours reported that Bloomberg, the former three-term New York City mayor and economic and media-mogul — is launching a massive TV advertising blitz from coast-to-coast ” on Monday.

Another Democratic candidate, Vermont sen. Bernie Sanders, issued a scathing statement rails against the ad buy. “I’m disgusted by the idea that Michael Bloomberg or any other billionaire, you think can bypass the political process and to spend tens of millions of dollars in our elections,” said Sanders.


Show of Bloomberg and Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmental and progressive advocate, who is acknowledged to have spent approximately $50 million current TV commercials since the announcement of his candidacy for the democratic presidential nomination in July – Klobuchar: “I’m not in the position to compete with the money from Bloomberg or Steyer. This is not true.”

But she stressed that she believes that the voters “want someone to be able to identify you and your back, and the leadership shown in the past.”

You speak to the audience earlier in the town hall, Klobuchar said, to great applause, that “I believe that you should be able to billionaires with an unfair advantage in this election.”

A Bloomberg could eminently be announcement on his 2020 plans.

Word Bloomberg massive ad came up to buy a day after he filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for President.

But Bloomberg aides told Fox News, which was not to move an announcement that he will run for President-is merely an additional step in the process.

A Bloomberg adviser told Fox News“ if we had a petition to place on the ballot in Alabama on Nov. 8, there is a process started, where we had to file with the FEC within 15 days. This is a further step in the direction, but it is not an announcement, nor a reference to a final decision.”

Bloomberg has now filed to have his name on the presidential primary ballot in Alabama, Arkansas, Michigan, Georgia and Texas.


A top Bloomberg adviser, announced two weeks ago that if his boss not to run for the White house, he would skip the early voting States of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, and instead of running a broad national campaign.

“The late date for our entry mean that many applicants already have a big lead in the four early States, where she’ said ve spent months and months campaigning, and money,” Bloomberg adviser Howard Wolfson in a statement earlier this month.

Asked by Fox News about the strategy, Klobuchar said: “it is up to him, and I think that he does not want to deal with all this, grassroots campaigning from the beginning. That’s on him.”

And you emphasized that “you want a candidate for President who is ready to go, day-to-day and talk with normal people.”

Fox News’ Andrew craft contributed to this report.

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