I know, except American Samoa.
Michael Bloomberg’s toll keeps on climbing. Originally set at over $900 million, it has now climbed to $1.2 billion.
Mike Bloomberg spent more than $1 billion on his failed presidential campaign, according to filings on Monday.
The former New York City mayor ended his bid on March 4 but spent $176 million that month anyway, according to a campaign finance report filed with the Federal Election Commission.
That set his roughly four-month campaign’s spending at more than $1.2 billion.
The Bloomberg campaign resembled a war in that it couldn’t stop spending money. How it managed to blow through $176 million on a campaign that he ended four days into that month, and which everyone knew was doomed even before that, is a true achievement.
As David Harsanyi notes, Bloomberg outspent the NRA. Period.
It’s far more than the National Rifle Association has spent on political lobbying in its entire existence. According to Bloomberg News, the NRA spent a record-shattering $9.6 million on lobbying from February 2017 to February 2019.
Bloomberg obsessively hates the NRA. Imagine what he could have done to fight for gun control with that money.