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Bloomberg moves past presidential defeat with virus crusade

Nearly two months after ending his presidential campaign, Mike Bloomberg is again deploying his massive personal fortune – this time to combat the coronavirus


UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

Spokane primary voters can still pick candidates who’ve suspended their presidential campaigns

According to Democratic Party rules, a candidate must receive 15% of the vote in order to receive delegates. There are 13 names on the Democratic ballot in Spokane, but only …


UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

Sanders refocusing his campaign after Biden’s super Tuesday

His front-runner status slipping, Bernie Sanders refocused his Democratic presidential campaign on surging rival Joe Biden on Wednesday as the Vermont senator’s allies grappled with the fallout from a Super …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Sanders has edge, but many undecided in Crosscut/Elway poll of likely Democratic voters in Washington

Bernie Sanders polled at 21% of respondents to a Feb. 15-18 telephone poll conducted largely in Western Washington, but 22% of respondents said they were still undecided about whom they …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Bloomberg to go face to face against rivals after ad blitz

For Mike Bloomberg, the one-way conversation with Democratic voters is about to end.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Vote blue, no matter who?

Vote blue, no matter who? Even if the “who” sees your boys and men as Xeroxes, to be interchangeably thrown against walls? How will black people, the most loyal of …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Bloomberg embraces ‘stop and frisk’ in resurfaced 2015 audio

Michael Bloomberg is under fire for resurfaced comments in which the Democratic presidential candidate he says the way to bring down murder rates is to “put a lot of cops“ …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Bloomberg to open Spokane campaign office Saturday

Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg announced his campaign will open an office in Spokane this weekend.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Bloomberg doubles ad spending after chaos of Iowa caucuses

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is doubling the already massive amount of money he will spend on advertising, an effort to lift his Democratic presidential bid and capitalize on the chaotic outcome …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 2, 2020

The race for nominating presidential candidates kicks off in Iowa this week. Here’s how Washington will participate.

Organizers for top-polling contenders Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg are organizing ahead of the ballot, which will arrive in mailboxes after Feb. 19.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Super Bowl ads serve up politics – and an escape from it

Americans weary of a seemingly endless barrage of political news may be looking for a respite as they settle in to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday. They won’t get …


Can cash buy the Democratic nomination? Two billionaires are trying

Billionaire presidential contenders Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer are testing an unproven theory in the Democratic primary.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

‘We’re going to be everywhere’: Inside Bloomberg’s 2020 plan

For any other candidate, a crowd of just 38 voters at a high-profile policy announcement might be cause for panic. But Michael Bloomberg is not just any candidate.


Bloomberg gun plan: Permits, assault weapon ban, age limits

Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg unveiled a gun control policy on Thursday just steps from the site of one of Colorado’s worst mass shootings, calling for a ban on all …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Bloomberg spending tens of millions more on new ad campaign

Billionaire Democrat Michael Bloomberg is putting tens of millions of more dollars behind a new television ad casting himself as uniquely qualified to defeat President Donald Trump.


Bloomberg vows to refuse donations, presidential salary

Michael Bloomberg will not accept political donations if he runs for president and he will not take a salary if he wins, according to senior aides who offered new details …


Bloomberg registers for 2020 ballot in Arkansas

Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork Tuesday to appear on the ballot in Arkansas’ March 3 presidential primary, the latest indication the billionaire former New York mayor may seek the Democratic nomination.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Bloomberg opens door to 2020 Democratic run for president

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, warning that the current field of candidates is ill equipped …


Ex-NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg warns of ‘epidemic of dishonesty’

Americans are facing an “epidemic of dishonesty” in Washington that’s more dangerous than terrorism or communism.


Who are the 8 richest people? All men, mostly Americans

The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are American, with …


Michael Bloomberg drops big donation to Oregon candidate

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has dropped $250,000 into state Rep. Val Hoyle’s campaign for Oregon secretary of state, raising the stakes in what’s considered the hottest statewide …


Michael Bloomberg says he’s not running for president

Billionaire media mogul and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg says he’s decided against mounting a third-party bid for the White House.


Bloomberg decides against third-party bid for White House

Since returning to the financial information company that bears his name, Michael Bloomberg has presided over two years of robust expansion and record revenue, all while laying the groundwork for …


Dana Milbank: Clinton must beat ‘socialist’ Sanders

Clinton a dreary candidate, but would defeat demogogue Trump.


Backed by moms and money, gun-safety group expands its clout

A gun-control organization backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg that enlists mothers to speak out against gun violence is racking up some modest victories around the U.S., employing the state-by-state strategy …


NYC mayor big donor in Idaho vote

BOISE – A secretive campaign group that claimed to be providing Idaho parents a voice in the state’s school reform referendum fight actually was bankrolled in large part by an …