Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has already spent $155 million trying to secure the Democratic nomination for President, according to figures released earlier this week. But is the Nanny State Mayor trying a new electoral strategy?
Bloomberg isn’t concentrating his money or his time in Iowa or New Hampshire, which vote on February 3rd and March 3rd, respectively. He’s spending ad money in delegate-rich states like Florida, Texas, and California.
Seven states–California (55) , Texas (38), New York (29), Florida (29), Illinois (20), Pennsylvania (20), and Ohio (18)–have a combined 171 votes in the Electoral College. Bloomberg would need just 99 votes from the other 47 states to secure the Presidency, should he become the Democrat nominee in July.