Mike Bloomberg money backing second wave of Spanish-language Florida ads
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MIke Bloomberg and Joe Biden
$6 million channeled to pro-Joe Biden Spanish-language ads in Florida.

Another $6 million of New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg‘s $100 million pledge to help Joe Biden win Florida is being channeled into a new Spanish-language ad campaign organized by the Democratic groups Priorities USA Action and Latino Victory Fund.

The money will be used for new Spanish-language TV and radio commercials to run in Florida, supporting Biden and charging President Donald Trump of running a “reckless and dangerous administration that affects Hispanics at disproportionate rates,” according to a press release from the two groups.

Additionally, Priorities USA Action will be investing another $2 million into its digital program targeting Hispanic voters in Florida via a contribution from Bloomberg, the news release stated.

“Joe Biden’s path to victory runs through Florida. With Mike Bloomberg’s continued support, Priorities is able to do the important work of reaching Florida’s Hispanic community — a key constituency in Joe Biden’s winning coalition,” Guy Cecil, Chairman of Priorities USA, stated in the news release. “The Hispanic community has been disproportionately harmed by Donald Trump’s failed leadership. Now, it is almost assured that Trump will rush a Supreme Court justice onto the bench, weeks before Election Day, who will vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, threatening the health care coverage of millions in the Hispanic community.”

Mike Bloomberg last week funded a $5.4 million statewide TV campaign through Priorities USA Action, and has committed to spend $100 million in Florida to support Biden’s campaign against Trump.

Priorities has already spent nearly $20 million in Florida. Priorities has been running a Hispanic-focused digital ads program in the state since November 2019. That spending includes an ongoing partnership with Latino Victory Fund on Spanish language radio in Orlando and Tampa.

In a separate effort, Bloomberg is donating millions of dollars to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition’s campaign to pay court fees, fines and restitution owed by felons who then could become eligible to vote. Florida Republicans have charged the effort amounts to bribery and want Bloomberg investigated for such.

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4 comments

  • Ian

    September 24, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    I thought Democrats hated big money from billionaires getting injected into political campaigns. They certainly feel that way about money from the Koch brothers. Given that, why aren’t Democrats all bent out of shape about these Bloomberg expenditures? Why doesn’t Biden take the high road and demand that Bloomberg keep his dirty billionaire money out of the campaign? Hypocrisy much?

    • Gail

      September 24, 2020 at 10:13 pm

      Why is Biden so afraid to name his supreme court picks?

  • Gail

    September 24, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    If you vote for Joe Biden it will be for a far-left platform. Biden will follow the radical left’s agenda or he won’t get the support (and he is) of…here they are.. Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, Maxine Waters, Karen Bass (Leader Congressional Black Caucus), llhan Omar, Elizabeth Warren, Val Deming’s, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Valerie Jarrett,. Rashida Talib, Stacy Abrams, Ayanna Pressley, Sheila Jackson Lee, Pramila Jayapal.

    Question? What do these Mayors & Governors listed below have in common?

    Tom Wolf (Gov PA), Jim Kenney (Mayor Philadelphia), Greg Fisher (Mayor Louisville) Andy Beshear (Governor Kentucky), JB Pritzker (Gov Il), Lori Lightfoot (Mayor Chicago), Gavin Newsom (Gov CA) Kate Brown (Gov OR), Ted Wheeler (Mayor Portland OR), Jay Inslee (Gov WA), Jenny Durkan (Mayor Seattle), Andrew Cuomo (Gov NY), Bill Di Blasio, (Mayor NY) Tim Walz (Gov MN) Jacob Frey (Mayor MN), Lyda Krewson (Mayor St. Louis), Gretchen Whitmer (Gov MI), Mike Duggan (Mayor Detroit) , Keisha Bottoms (Mayor Atlanta GA)

    ALL are Democrats, ALL kept their economy closed as long as they could (many still are) ALL ordered police in their cities to stand down allowing the city to be looted, burned, citizens beat in the streets, killings, monuments destroyed. Oh, ALL support Biden. Can you imagine what they would do under Biden / Harris?

    Listed here are the socialists and far-left radicals who have infiltrated congress, senate, governors, and even mayors.

    Antifa and BLM are the criminals behind this. The founder of BLM is a Marxist (the media is trying to conceal this fact which tells you everything.) Now you know why the disrespect to the National Anthem, Flag. These are Marxists! Democrat city and state leaders are complicit in this turning a blind eye. So is the National Basketball Association. Verizon has given millions to BLM, Al Sharpton, and other activist groups.

    Remember, if you vote for Biden, you are voting for a socialist, Kamala Harris for President. Biden is a shell of his former self and Democrats know this better than anyone. As Biden stated, he will be a “transition” President. Kamala Harris will call the shots.

    Republican / Democrat Positions: Still Undecided???

    1. Free Healthcare for Illegal aliens, DACA, TPS recipients & their families. Taxpayer-funded with one estimate at $52 trillion.

    Democrats Yes.
    Republicans No.

    2. Citizenship for 20 to 50 million illegal aliens, DACA, TPS recipients, and their families with a cost of billions to taxpayers.

    Democrats Yes.
    Republicans No.

    3. De-fund Police. Biden is doing his best to walk this back. In the Senate (so there’s a record), Kamala Harris called it “re-imagine law enforcement.” Biden recently stated he was in favor, quote “redirecting law enforcement funds.” If Biden/Harris is elected, you know what will happen.

    Democrats Yes.
    Republicans No.

    4. Biden has stated he will raise taxes to over 71 trillion. With this Democrat platform, he will have to.

    Democrats Yes.
    Republicans NO TAX INCREASES / TAX CUTS.

    5. Sanctuary Cities & States. Biden & Harris supports sanctuary cities.

    Democrats Yes.
    Republicans No.

    6. Coal / Fracking: I don’t understand how voters in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Illinois, West Virginia can even consider voting for Biden? You do realize that as soon as Biden/Harris takes office. Fracking, Coal Mining jobs are long gone You’re voting for your own unemployment in these states people. The Democrat Governors in these states know this. Sacrifice jobs of their citizens for a Biden Presidency.

    7. Immediately end all deportations of illegal aliens, Bernie’s website calls it a “moratorium” on deportations.

    Democrats Yes.
    Republicans No.

    8. Reparations for the race’s harmed by Caucasians. Biden & Kamala Harris committed to Al Sharpton to support Sheila Jackson Lee’s reparations bill in the House. Basically, a tax will be levied on all people of Caucasian descent in America. The funds distributed to African Americans. (you can’t make this stuff up)

    Democrats Yes.
    Republicans No.

    9, De-fund & terminate border patrol & ICE. Funds redistributed to other programs.

    Democrats Yes.
    Republicans No.

    10. The 2nd Amendment will be under attack even more under Biden. Biden stated, “Beto O’Rourke will be his gun Czar,” “Hel yeah I’m coming for your guns.”

    Democrats Yes.
    Republicans No.

    11. Medicare for all: Ending of all private / employer-based health care Feds run everything. This is Kamala Harris’s baby. Kiss goodbye to your healthcare plan if Biden/Harris is elected. Taxpayer-funded at a cost of trillions.

    Democrats Yes.
    Republicans No.

    12. Free college for all, including illegal aliens & non-citizens Bernie Sanders’s plan adopted. (taxpayer-funded with estimates in the billions).

    Democrats Yes.
    Republicans No.

    13. Immediately decriminalize all illegal entry into our country. So no need for the Border Patrol.

    Democrats Yes.
    Republicans No.

    14. Open Borders.

    Democrats Yes.
    Republicans No.

    15. President Trump has stated repeatedly he will protect social security, medicare, and pre-existing conditions. His last rally in Swanton, he repeated this once again. This is a favorite scare tactic of the left.

  • Sonja Fitch

    September 25, 2020 at 6:04 am

    It is ok for the goptrump cult to get big ass dollars from big ass donors! Problem is the goptrump cult is OUT of Money! Love it. Lol. Vote Blue! Vote Democrat up and down ballot!

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