Bloomberg Spending Hundreds of Millions on Data-Centric Operation to Defeat Trump

Washington Free Beacon | 1/31/2019 | David Rutz
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BY: David Rutz

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may not run for president, but he's building a powerful political data organization with the goal of defeating President Donald Trump in 2020.

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Bloomberg, one of the wealthiest people in the country with a net worth of nearly $50 billion, is mulling a bid for the White House in what could be the most crowded Democratic presidential primary field ever. Bloomberg, as a fallback, is pouring "hundreds of millions of dollars into a data-centric political organization" to beat Trump, focusing on new ways to identify new voters and turn them out, the Atlantic reports.

Though a budget has not been set, this effort would almost certainly become the biggest and most powerful political organization in the country overnight. It would also be the only real counter to the operation that Trump’s campaign put together in 2016, which reached out to millions of voters in a more targeted, under-the-radar way, and helped deliver the election to Trump by shaping voters’ thinking for months and then activating them on Election Day.

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The goal, as it’s been put at points in private meetings: "All the data."

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