Michael Bloomberg Announces Bid for 2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination

After years of false starts, former New York City mayor and billionaire anti-gun activist Michael Bloomberg has finally announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Bloomberg is running on his record as the mayor of NYC as well as his financial backing of the gun-control group Everytown for Gun Safety and its volunteer wing, Moms Demand Action.

“When [Bloomberg] witnessed the terrible toll of gun violence, he put his money where his heart is, helping to create a movement to take on the NRA and the politicians they own, to protect families across the country and help turn the tide,” reads his campaign launch ad.  

Most recently, the Bloomberg-backed Everytown spent $2.5 million to turn the Virginia legislature from red the blue. The contribution from Bloomberg’s group represented the largest donation from an outside organization and paves the way for Virginia Democrats to enact a slate of sweeping anti-gun legislation.

NYC’s former mayor is apparently hoping he can purchase the White House in similar fashion. Bloomberg is spending at least $37 million to purchase ads in multiple states across the country, including California, New York, Florida, Texas and Illinois, ABC News reported.

For context, Democratic front-runners Sen. Bernie Sanders and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg have aired about $2.8 million and $2.4 million worth of television ads.

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Bloomberg is also banking on support from the activist organizations he’s helped launch in states across the country. Mother Jones reported this week that the Bloomberg campaign is temporarily “renting” Everytown’s email list in order to “communicate [Bloomberg’s] plans for achieving our shared goal of a nation free from gun violence.”

The newly-minted candidate is also getting help from another organization he bankrolls, Bloomberg News. The news agency announced this week that it will bar reporters from investigating Bloomberg, his family, or his foundation. It also committed to prohibiting all investigations into the other 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, but will continue to cover the Trump impeachment investigation.

Hilariously, some high-profile members of Bloomberg’s anti-gun groups have voiced their public opposition to their boss. Jessica Craven, the legislative lead for a Moms Demand Action group in Northeast Los Angeles, told BuzzFeed News that the 77-year-old won’t be getting her vote in 2020.

“I’m not super psyched about it, but I respect him enormously,” Craven said. “I don’t think we need more candidates — more white male candidates.”

SEE ALSO: Hypocrite Alert! Bloomberg Says It’s ‘Ridiculous’ Johns Hopkins Doesn’t Have an Armed Police Force

Bloomberg and Everytown have supported some of the nation’s most extreme gun control policies, including universal background checks, an “assault rifle” ban, national red flag laws, magazine bans, and “smart gun” requirements.

Gun owners can expect the race’s newest candidate to push many of those proposals if he succeeds in purchasing the White House.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Stuart November 29, 2019, 10:04 pm

    Fortunately, even this nauseating, Hitler-like caricature can’t buy off enough ignorant voters to put the final nails into America’s collective coffin.

    He’s most likely hedging his bets with rigging voting machines, registers, vote counters, etc.

    The sooner Soro’s and Bloomberg disappear from existence, the better for mankind.

  • FirstStateMark November 29, 2019, 8:04 pm

    Bloomberg? Don’t make me laugh!

  • Altoids November 29, 2019, 2:35 pm

    No way.

    He’s too rich, too white, and too straight for today’s CommieCrat ticket. He’ll never get enough support from within his own party.

  • BULLZ EYE BANGER November 29, 2019, 1:16 pm

    BLOOMBERG IS A PIZZA CHIT

  • LG November 29, 2019, 12:59 pm

    I’ve already seen a TV campaign commercial of his a few times over the last few days. Just what we need is another billionaire buying his way into the presidency. NOT.

  • Nicolas Jimenez November 29, 2019, 3:32 am

    So Bloomberg is running for POTUS. This far left liberal guy who supports socialism and denounces capitalism. Bloomberg who has a net-worth of $50+ Billion dollars, who made his $$ billions thanks to capitalism is a hypocrite. Bloomberg is anti 2A and he has bodyguards 24 hours a day protecting his ass. But he don’t give a damn about your protection and want to take your right to defend yourself against criminals. He wants to take guns away from law abiding citizens to defend themselve from criminals. Criminals will always have guns and the police are powerless to take that from them. When you call 911 for help, It takes an average of 18 minutes for the police to arrive. That 18 minutes is a very long time so by the time the police arrives to help you, it’s too late you could be dead and your family could be dead. Bloomberg MUST NEVER be POTUS.

  • Ricky B. November 27, 2019, 10:11 am

    A Bloomberg administration would certainly suck… His opposition to 2nd amendment rights is well documented, but you have to give him some credit for being open and honest about it. Fortunately, our founding fathers had the foresight to develop a system with the kind of checks & balances necessary to prevent the implementation of this gun-grabber’s most extreme legislative objectives even in the hypothetical future where Bloomberg is POTUS #46.

    Our current POTUS, on the other hand, is perfectly comfortable changing his position on anything from moment to moment to suit whatever he believes will benefit him most right now regardless of whether it completely contracts what he just said 10 minutes previously… This kind of self-serving complete lack of integrity is an embarrassment to our nation and everything the office of POTUS is supposed to represent.

    As if being a completely dishonest joke isn’t enough, Donnie the Douche has Congressional Republicans running around parroting the same Russian generated propaganda of which he himself is so fond… “It was really Ukraine that attempted to sabotage our 2016 electoral process, not our good friend President Putin”. Devin Nunes & Jim Jordan are so dedicated to proliferating this obvious lie, which so clearly benefits Vladimir Putin, you’d think those two members of the US Congress were actually on the Kremlin’s payroll… Now that is a truly terrifying thought, don’t you think?

    Isn’t the US Congress supposed to be one of the primary checks & balances our founding fathers intended to prevent our democratic process from being used by foreign tyrants to effectively conquer our great nation without even having to engage our great military forces in a physical fight? Are y’all really not at all concerned about a POTUS who surrounds himself with yes-men after purging his entire cabinet of his most competent and patriotic advisers (e.g. Generals Mattis & Kelly, John Bolton, Rex Tillerson, etc.)? You’re not at all concerned about a “leader” who’s only requirement when choosing new advisers is absolute personal loyalty to himself even when that kind of loyalty can only exist if you happen to be blind, deaf and stupid?

    • Altoids November 29, 2019, 2:44 pm

      Who would you suggest for a replacement?

      Do you have a 401k invested in stocks? Are you interested in keeping it?

      Do you even realize that any Democrat will be far far worse, taking as much as 48% of your paycheck (just for Federal Taxes) to pay for Social programs, and banning most firearms as well?

      Did you ever think that if Democrats win big in this next election, you’ll be paying upwards of $6-$8 for a gallon of fuel at the pump as an added tax to “protect the environment”?

      Do you even realize that no president is ever perfect?

  • catawampus November 27, 2019, 9:42 am

    What? there’s a shortage of hot air, Bloomberg to the rescue.

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