In pitch for Biden, Obama urges voters to cast Trump out
Former President Barack Obama speaks at Citizens Bank Park as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Philadelphia. The president on Wednesday was in Erie, one of a handful of Pennsylvania counties that Obama won twice before it flipped to Trump. Obama paid heed especially to disillusioned voters, including Black men and progressives wary of Biden. With his reprisal for Biden, Obama reminded voters of 2016, when Trump upset Clinton narrowly in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin to forge an Electoral College majority despite losing the popular vote nationally. Not this election.”The roundtable was a personalized version of the same message, with the nation's first Black president urging Black men not to give into apathy.
How Bloomberg's $100 million Florida bet may shape campaign
Facing questions about whether he would fulfill his promise, Bloomberg moved over the weekend to direct $100 million to Florida alone in support of Joe Biden. “Mike Bloomberg is an impact player,” said former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who served as a co-chair of Bloomberg’s presidential campaign. After spending $1 billion on his own campaign, Bloomberg won just one primary contest: American Samoa. And they say that, beyond Florida, Bloomberg is one of the Democratic Party’s biggest funders. Many say Biden, who visited the state on Tuesday for the first time since becoming the nominee, has not reached out enough to Hispanics in particular.
Mike Bloomberg's New York supporters cheer former mayor's billions and his ability to 'get it done'
But he made it happen himself," said Will Campbell, a 30-year-old in the financial services industry, waiting in line for the Bloomberg event on Saturday. Nutter noted that, as mayor, Bloomberg pitched in $30 million of his own money to help fund a jobs program that targeted vulnerable black and Latino men. Supporters at the event cited Bloomberg's finances and his business experience as reasons that they got behind him. But New York, which hosts its primary in April and awards more delegates than any state besides California, is a central part of Bloomberg's campaign strategy. The Bloomberg campaign did not respond to an inquiry seeking to confirm Glenn's account.cnbc.com