Bloomberg Spends $15 MILLION On Last-Minute Biden Ads In Ohio And Texas

( Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and 2020 failed presidential candidate, has reportedly spent $15 million on a last-ditch advertisement spree to help Joe Biden win in Ohio and Texas. The billionaire media mogul appears to be spending big in states currently held by Republicans but widely considered to be gradually turning blue.

It’s not the first time Bloomberg has spent money on the Biden campaign, however. $15 million might seem like a lot, but he has spent significantly more in battleground Florida, where Biden is hoping to beat the president and deny him of the 270 electoral college votes he needs to win.

According to the New York Times, Bloomberg’s spending represents internal polling from the Democrats that suggest the president is vulnerable in Texas and Ohio.

The New York Times reported how one of Bloomberg’s closest aides, Howard Wolfson, said that the former NYC mayor had asked his team to perform a series of polls to see whether the president had any unexpected vulnerabilities that he could help exploit to help the Biden campaign.

“Up to this point, Mr. Bloomberg’s general-election activities have focused on Florida, where he has pledged to spend $100 million supporting Mr. Biden,” the Times said.

Polling numbers taken from a number of states over the last weekend reportedly led his team to conclude that Texas and Ohio are their best bet to try and undercut Republican support.

After presenting Bloomberg with numbers showing the states being divided on narrow margins, Bloomberg reportedly gave them the go-ahead to spend millions more on campaigns in the states. The upcoming ads are expected to focus on the COVID-19 outbreak and will make a series of accusations against the president, claiming that he has not handled the virus well.

It is a key talking point for the Democrats who, until the Chinese virus outbreak, didn’t have much of a leg to stand on when it came to criticizing the president. Prior to lockdowns, the country was enjoying a booming economy and record-low unemployment numbers.

“We believe that Florida will go down to the wire, and we were looking for additional opportunities to expand the map,” Wolfson said to the Times. “Texas and Ohio present the best opportunities to do that, in our view.”

Could the Lone Star State really go blue?